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The location of Bergman









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bergman to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,406 miles [5,481.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 133 days and walking would take 194 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,629 miles [9,059 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 6,321 miles [10,172.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,903 miles [7,890.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Bergman ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Bergman.

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


Communities Outside of Alaska

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Bergman, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,122 miles [5,024.4 km] to the East.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Bergman

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Bergman, Preston County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Preston County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bergman ...

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.

Arctic City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Bergman   [Map]

Hughes   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bergman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.5000, Longitude: -152.8833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bergman 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 Bergman 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 6.972 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 11.823 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 348.507 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bergman could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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