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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Circle Hot Springs.

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How Far From Circle Hot Springs 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 Circle Hot Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Circle Hot Springs 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 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,177 miles [5,112.9 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 5,713 miles [9,194.2 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 6,423 miles [10,336.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,912 miles [7,905.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Circle Hot Springs ...

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.

Central   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Circle Hot Springs   [Map]

Circle   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Miller House   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

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- Circle Hot Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Circle Hot Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Circle Hot Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Circle Hot Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.4833, Longitude: -144.6342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Circle Hot Springs 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 Circle Hot Springs 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 359.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 4.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 342.17 degrees.

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