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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunrise 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 Sunrise to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Sunrise 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,346 miles [5,384.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,025 miles [9,696.3 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 6,722 miles [10,818 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,258 miles [8,461.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sunrise.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the East

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,439 miles [3,925.2 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Sunrise, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,050 miles [4,908.5 km] to the East

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,955 miles [6,365 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,775 miles [6,075.3 km] to the East

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,818 miles [6,144.5 km] to the East

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,385 miles [5,447.6 km] to the East

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Illinois

La Salle County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in La Salle County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kentucky

Harrison County

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Distance: About 3,124 miles [5,027.6 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,460 miles [5,568.3 km] to the East

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,342 miles [5,378.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

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Distance: About 3,376 miles [5,433.1 km] to the East

Carroll County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,306 miles [5,320.5 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Forrest County

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Distance: About 3,359 miles [5,405.8 km] to the East

Leake County

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Distance: About 3,269 miles [5,260.9 km] to the East

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Missouri

Barry County

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

Dunklin County

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Distance: About 3,065 miles [4,932.6 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Merrick County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

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

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 3,446 miles [5,545.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

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Distance: About 3,183 miles [5,122.5 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,893 miles [4,655.8 km] to the East Southeast

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,904 miles [4,673.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,309 miles [5,325.3 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,163 miles [5,090.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Grainger County

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

Hickman County

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Distance: About 3,173 miles [5,106.4 km] to the East

Knox County

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Distance: About 3,274 miles [5,269 km] to the East

Macon County

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Distance: About 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the East

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Falls County

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Distance: About 3,111 miles [5,006.7 km] to the East Southeast

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,380 miles [5,439.6 km] to the East Southeast

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Sunrise, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,188 miles [5,130.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,291 miles [5,296.4 km] to the East

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

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Distance: About 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,240 miles [3,604.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Sunrise. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunrise) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunrise. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunrise

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8867, Longitude: -149.4278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Sunrise 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 3.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.681 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.209 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 Sunrise, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunrise.



 
 
 

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