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The location of Attu Station









Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Attu Station and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Attu Station to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 4 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 115 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 80 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 4,836 miles [7,782.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take 10 days, a buggy would take 189 days and walking would take 275 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 km] and it lies to the Northwest (NW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 km] and it lies to the Northwest (NW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,786 miles [9,311.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Attu Station ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

In the vicinity of Attu Station, Navy Town (now historic) was located less than 2 miles to the Northwest.   [Map]

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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attu Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8403, Longitude: 173.1875     [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 Attu Station 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 34.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 42.835 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 14.301 degrees.

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