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Caswell, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Caswell 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 3,353 miles [5,396.1 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 5,946 miles [9,569.2 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 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caswell ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Caswell.

While the name Caswell is unique within Alaska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Baldwin County

Our profile page for Caswell, Baldwin County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,502 miles [5,635.9 km] to the East.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Caswell   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the East Southeast.


Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Caswell, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km] to the Southeast.


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Caswell, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,201 miles [5,151.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Caswell, Lafayette County

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

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

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Jones County

Our profile page for Caswell, Jones County

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

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


Knox County

Our profile page for Caswell, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,293 miles [5,299.6 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Caswell ...

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.

Lucky Shot Landing   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast of Caswell   [Map]

Montana   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Montana Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nancy Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunshine   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Trapper Creek   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Willow Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caswell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.0047, Longitude: -149.9479     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caswell 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 Caswell 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 4.415 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.147 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.536 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Caswell 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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