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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 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 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.

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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

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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 .

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Knox County

Our profile page for Caswell, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,293 miles [5,299.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caswell. The point that we are using 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 4.415 degrees.

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

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the 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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caswell.