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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from York to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 67 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 46 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,825 miles [6,155.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 150 days and walking would take 218 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,601 miles [9,013.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,254 miles [10,064.8 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,013 miles [8,067.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named York ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name York.

While the name York is unique within Alaska, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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 IndianaMontanaPrince Edward Island 

Alabama

Sumter County

Our profile page for York, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,895 miles [6,268.4 km] to the East

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for York, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,276 miles [5,272.2 km] to the East Southeast

California

Los Angeles County

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

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for York, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,268 miles [6,868.7 km] to the East

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Georgia

Houston County

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

Rabun County

Our profile page for York, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,887 miles [6,255.5 km] to the East

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for York, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,337 miles [3,761 km] to the East

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for York, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,516 miles [5,658.5 km] to the East

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Indiana

Noble County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for York, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,448 miles [5,549 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for York, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,207 miles [5,161.2 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ottawa County

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

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for York, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,738 miles [6,015.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for York, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,454 miles [5,558.7 km] to the East Northeast

Washtenaw County

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

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

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Distance: About 3,133 miles [5,042.1 km] to the East

Lake County

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Distance: About 2,946 miles [4,741.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Atchison County

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This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,227 miles [5,193.4 km] to the East

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for York, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,398 miles [3,859.2 km] to the East

Meagher County

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

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Nebraska

York County

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Distance: About 3,134 miles [5,043.7 km] to the East

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New York

Livingston County

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Distance: About 3,568 miles [5,742.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

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Distance: About 3,573 miles [5,750.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for York, Benson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,659 miles [4,279.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for York, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,640 miles [5,858 km] to the East Northeast

Sandusky County

Our profile page for York, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,520 miles [5,664.9 km] to the East Northeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for York, Trumbull County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,577 miles [5,756.6 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 3,505 miles [5,640.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,770 miles [6,067.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 3,731 miles [6,004.5 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 3,558 miles [5,726 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,943 miles [6,345.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

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

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Washington

King County

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Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for York, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,686 miles [5,932 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for York, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.4936, Longitude: -167.6842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York 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 York 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 19.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 25.469 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 0.108 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 York, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for York.



 
 
 

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