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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Willow 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 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,358 miles [5,404.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 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 5,963 miles [9,596.5 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 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Willow.

While the name Willow is unique within Alaska, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Blount County

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

Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Willow, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,581 miles [4,153.7 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Willow, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,113 miles [5,009.9 km] to the East

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Willow, 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 .

Manatee County

Our profile page for Willow, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,825 miles [6,155.7 km] to the East

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Georgia

Lumpkin County

Our profile page for Willow, Lumpkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,372 miles [5,426.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Willow, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,754 miles [4,432.1 km] to the East

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Kansas

Gove County

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

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Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Willow, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,139 miles [5,051.7 km] to the East

Lee County

Our profile page for Willow, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,209 miles [5,164.4 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Willow, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,355 miles [5,399.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Willow, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,977 miles [4,791 km] to the East

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Nebraska

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

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New Mexico

Union County

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

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Willow, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Gates County

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

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Willow, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,072 miles [4,943.9 km] to the East

Hamilton County

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

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Oklahoma

Greer County

Our profile page for Willow, Greer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,846 miles [4,580.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Willow, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,258 miles [5,243.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Willow, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,353 miles [5,396.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.7565, Longitude: -150.0480     [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 Willow 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 4.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.245 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.628 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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<8>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 Willow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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