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Y, Alaska

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Y 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 3,354 miles [5,397.7 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 5,944 miles [9,565.9 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 6,640 miles [10,686 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Y ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Y.

While the name Y is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Y, we know of 1 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alaska

Communities located internationally

Communities Located Beyond Alaska


Evangeline Parish

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


Washington County

Our profile page for Y, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,326 miles [5,352.7 km] to the East

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Y, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,204 miles [5,156.3 km] to the East

Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

France   [Map]

Distance: About 4,564 miles [7,345 km] to the North Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Y. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Y. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.0368, Longitude: -149.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Y have been taken from the 2010 Census.

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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 Y 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 4.448 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.564 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 Y.


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