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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From College to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as College to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from College 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,270 miles [5,262.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 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 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,980 miles [8,014.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named College ...

While the name College is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for College, Wyandotte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from College. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- College) 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 College. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from College

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in College. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8566, Longitude: -147.8056     [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 College 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 2.602 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.115 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.684 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 College.