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Waterfall, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Waterfall to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,782 miles [4,477.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 109 days and walking would take 158 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,377 miles [10,262.8 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 7,115 miles [11,450.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,421 miles [8,724.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterfall ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Waterfall.

While the name Waterfall is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Waterfall, Otero County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Otero County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Our profile page for Waterfall   [Map]
Distance: About 2,309 miles [3,716 km] to the East


Fulton County

Our profile page for Waterfall, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,684 miles [4,319.5 km] to the East


Prince William County

Our profile page for Waterfall, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,759 miles [4,440.2 km] to the East

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Waterfall, 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 .

Uinta County

Our profile page for Waterfall, Uinta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Uinta 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 beginning in Waterfall. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waterfall) 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 Waterfall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterfall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterfall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2972, Longitude: -133.2406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterfall 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 Waterfall 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 350.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 353.376 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 334.656 degrees.

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<7>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 Waterfall.


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