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The location of Chariot









Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Chariot to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 67 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 46 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,721 miles [5,988.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 146 days and walking would take 212 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,447 miles [8,766.1 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 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,832 miles [7,776.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Chariot) 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 Chariot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chariot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chariot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 68.1058, Longitude: -165.7428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chariot 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 Chariot 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 18.069 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 23.698 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 358.571 degrees.

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