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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunshine to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Sunshine 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 3,355 miles [5,399.3 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 5,935 miles [9,551.5 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 6,631 miles [10,671.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunshine ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sunshine.

While the name Sunshine is unique within Alaska, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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 FloridaMarylandPennsylvaniaWyoming
 GeorgiaMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Hale County

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

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,510 miles [4,039.5 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,212 miles [5,169.2 km] to the East

Garland County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,084 miles [4,963.2 km] to the East Southeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,085 miles [4,964.8 km] to the East Southeast

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,389 miles [3,844.7 km] to the East Southeast

Garfield County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,482 miles [5,603.7 km] to the East

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,743 miles [4,414.4 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ford County

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

Meade County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the East

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,268 miles [5,259.3 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,394 miles [5,462.1 km] to the East Southeast

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,451 miles [5,553.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,330 miles [5,359.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,337 miles [5,370.4 km] to the East

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Missouri

Randolph County

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

Ray County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Luna County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,782 miles [4,477.2 km] to the East Southeast

Roosevelt County

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

Taos County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,565 miles [4,128 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,395 miles [5,463.7 km] to the East

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,164 miles [5,092 km] to the East

Brown County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Brown County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,133 miles [5,042.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 2,953 miles [4,752.4 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,316 miles [5,336.6 km] to the East

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,212 miles [5,169.2 km] to the East

Luzerne County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sunshine, 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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South Carolina

Newberry County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,318 miles [5,339.8 km] to the East

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,852 miles [4,589.8 km] to the East Southeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,083 miles [4,961.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km] to the East Southeast

Tooele County

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

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Washington

Pacific County

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Marion County

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

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Wyoming

Big Horn County

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

Park County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.1678, Longitude: -150.0731     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 4.522 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.621 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 Sunshine, 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 Sunshine.



 
 
 

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