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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Two Rivers to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Two Rivers 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 35 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 3,248 miles [5,227.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 127 days and walking would take 185 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 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 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,973 miles [8,003.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Two Rivers ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Two Rivers.

While the name Two Rivers is unique within Alaska, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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British Columbia

Our profile page for Two Rivers   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East Southeast

California

Plumas County

Our profile page for Two Rivers, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the Southeast

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Two Rivers, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,247 miles [5,225.5 km] to the East

Michigan

Isabella County

Our profile page for Two Rivers, Isabella County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,747 miles [4,420.9 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Two Rivers, Mower County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Mower County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Two Rivers   [Map]
Distance: About 3,224 miles [5,188.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Two Rivers
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Two Rivers, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

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Distance: About 2,640 miles [4,248.7 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Two Rivers. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Two Rivers) 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 Two Rivers. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Two Rivers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Two Rivers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8716, Longitude: -147.0700     [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 Two Rivers 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 1.973 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 6.43 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.114 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 Two Rivers, 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 Two Rivers.



 
 
 

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