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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sterling.

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How Far From Sterling to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sterling to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sterling to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Sterling to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,395 miles [5,463.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 133 days and walking would take 193 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,045 miles [9,728.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sterling.

While the name Sterling is unique within Alaska, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,363 miles [5,412.2 km] to the East

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Sterling, Yavapai County
This community is historic.
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Sterling, Chicot County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,239 miles [5,212.7 km] to the East

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,420 miles [3,894.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,417 miles [5,499.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sterling, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,821 miles [6,149.3 km] to the East

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sterling, Miami-Dade County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Miami-Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Sterling, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,663 miles [5,895 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Sterling, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,814 miles [4,528.7 km] to the East

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Sterling, Fountain County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fountain County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,780 miles [4,474 km] to the East

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Kansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Rice County

Our profile page for Sterling, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,716 miles [4,371 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Sterling, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,412 miles [5,491.1 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

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Distance: About 3,380 miles [5,439.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Arenac County

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Distance: About 2,891 miles [4,652.6 km] to the East

Macomb County

Our profile page for Sterling, Macomb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

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Distance: About 3,360 miles [5,407.4 km] to the East

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Sterling, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,988 miles [4,808.7 km] to the East

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sterling, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,657 miles [4,276 km] to the East

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,173 miles [5,106.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sterling, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,472 miles [5,587.6 km] to the East

Robeson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Robeson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Robeson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Sterling, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]
Distance: About 3,551 miles [5,714.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Meigs County

Our profile page for Sterling, Meigs County
This community is historic.
Although located in Meigs County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,123 miles [5,026 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sterling, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,909 miles [4,681.6 km] to the East Southeast

Woods County

Our profile page for Sterling, Woods County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Woods County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,248 miles [5,227.1 km] to the East

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Claiborne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Claiborne County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Robertson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Robertson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Sterling, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Sterling, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,376 miles [5,433.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sterling, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Sterling, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the East

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wetzel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wetzel County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Sterling. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5361, Longitude: -150.7945     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sterling to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 5.128 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.263 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sterling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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