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Cordova, Alaska

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The location of Cordova

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cordova to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 25 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,225 miles [5,190.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 184 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,053 miles [9,741.4 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 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cordova ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Cordova.

While the name Cordova is unique within Alaska, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Walker County

Our profile page for Cordova, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,163 miles [5,090.4 km] to the East.


Sacramento County

Our profile page for Cordova, Sacramento County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the Southeast.


Clayton County

Our profile page for Cordova, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,269 miles [5,260.9 km] to the East.

Colquitt County

Our profile page for Cordova, Colquitt County

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

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


Rock Island County

Our profile page for Cordova, Rock Island County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,627 miles [4,227.7 km] to the East.


Marion County

Our profile page for Cordova, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,547 miles [4,099 km] to the East.


Grant County

Our profile page for Cordova, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,990 miles [4,811.9 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Cordova   [Map]

Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the East.


Talbot County

Our profile page for Cordova, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km] to the East.


Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Cordova, Le Sueur County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,378 miles [3,827 km] to the East.


Teton County

Our profile page for Cordova, Teton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Seward County

Our profile page for Cordova, Seward County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the East Southeast.

New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Cordova, Rio Arriba County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,430 miles [3,910.7 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Cordova, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,959 miles [4,762 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Cordova, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,347 miles [5,386.5 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Cordova

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

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

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Cordova, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the East.


Shelby County

Our profile page for Cordova, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,998 miles [4,824.8 km] to the East.


Culpeper County

Our profile page for Cordova, Culpeper County

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

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

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Cordova, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,155 miles [5,077.5 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cordova ...

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.

Crystal Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Cordova   [Map]

Orca   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cordova) 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 Cordova. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordova

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cordova. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5447, Longitude: -145.7541     [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 Cordova 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 0.842 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.244 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.456 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 Cordova 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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