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The location of Central









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Central 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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,182 miles [5,120.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 181 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,706 miles [9,182.9 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 6,417 miles [10,327.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,908 miles [7,898.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Central ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Central.

While the name Central is unique within Alaska, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Central, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,178 miles [5,114.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Elmore County

Our profile page for Central, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,296 miles [5,304.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Central, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,185 miles [5,125.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Central, Graham County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,683 miles [4,317.9 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Central, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,018 miles [4,857 km] to the East Southeast.

Cross County

Our profile page for Central, Cross County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,007 miles [4,839.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Central, Hot Spring County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,013 miles [4,849 km] to the East Southeast.

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Central, Sebastian County

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

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

Sevier County

Our profile page for Central, Sevier County

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

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

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Central, Yolo County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,092 miles [3,366.7 km] to the Southeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Central, Hillsborough County

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

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

Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Central, Caribou County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the Southeast.

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Central, Owyhee County

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

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

Illinois

Kendall County

Our profile page for Central, Kendall County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,708 miles [4,358.1 km] to the East.

Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Central, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,970 miles [4,779.8 km] to the East.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Central, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,953 miles [4,752.4 km] to the East.

Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Central, Scott County

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

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

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Central, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,705 miles [4,353.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Central, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 3,291 miles [5,296.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Central, Saint James Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 3,325 miles [5,351.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Central, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Central, Suffolk County

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

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

Michigan

Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Central, Keweenaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Koochiching County

Our profile page for Central, Koochiching County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km] to the East.

Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Central, George County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,336 miles [5,368.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Central, Jackson County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Central, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,891 miles [4,652.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Central, Saint Louis City

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

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

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Central, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the Southeast.

Pershing County

Our profile page for Central, Pershing County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km] to the Southeast.

New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Central, Essex County

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

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

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Central, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,725 miles [4,385.5 km] to the Southeast.

North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Central, Iredell County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,245 miles [5,222.3 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Central   [Map]

Distance: About 2,849 miles [4,585 km] to the East.

Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Central, Linn County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km] to the Southeast.

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Central, Multnomah County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Central, Allegheny County

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

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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Central, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,062 miles [4,927.8 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Central, Washington County

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

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Central, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,035 miles [4,884.4 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Central, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,266 miles [5,256.1 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Central, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,184 miles [5,124.2 km] to the East.

Gibson County

Our profile page for Central, Gibson County

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

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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Central, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,013 miles [4,849 km] to the East Southeast.

Obion County

Our profile page for Central, Obion County

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

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

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Central, Angelina County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,137 miles [5,048.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Central, Cherokee County

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

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

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Central, Tarrant County

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

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

Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Central, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km] to the Southeast.

Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Central, Arlington County

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

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

Richmond City

Our profile page for Central, Richmond City

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

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

Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Central, Yakima County

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

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

West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Central, Doddridge County

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

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Central, Fayette County

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

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Central, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,028 miles [4,873.1 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central ...

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.

Circle   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast of Central   [Map]

Miller House   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central. 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 from Point A (ie- Central) 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 Central. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Central

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.5723, Longitude: -144.8040     [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 Central 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 0.034 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 4.315 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 342.292 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Central 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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<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 Central, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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