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The location of Cheching









Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Cheching to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 60 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,847 miles [6,191.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 151 days and walking would take 219 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 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 6,641 miles [10,687.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,385 miles [8,666.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cheching ...

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.

In the vicinity of Cheching, Nightmute is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest.   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheching. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.0667, Longitude: -164.2167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheching 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 Cheching 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 16.472 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 22.426 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 357.467 degrees.

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