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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Buckland to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,638 miles [5,854.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 143 days and walking would take 207 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,622 miles [9,047.7 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 6,294 miles [10,129.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Buckland ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Buckland.

While the name Buckland is unique within Alaska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Hartford County

Our profile page for Buckland, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,587 miles [5,772.7 km] to the East Northeast


Allamakee County

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


Franklin County

Our profile page for Buckland, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,534 miles [5,687.4 km] to the East Northeast


Phelps County

Our profile page for Buckland, Phelps County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Phelps County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Gates County

Our profile page for Buckland, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,790 miles [6,099.4 km] to the East

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Auglaize County

Our profile page for Buckland, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,336 miles [5,368.8 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Buckland   [Map]
Distance: About 3,357 miles [5,402.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince William County

Our profile page for Buckland, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,627 miles [5,837.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.9785, Longitude: -161.1281     [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 Buckland 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 14.016 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 19.45 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 354.981 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 Buckland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buckland.