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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Council to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Council 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 3,727 miles [5,998 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 5,676 miles [9,134.6 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 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Council ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Council.

While the name Council is unique within Alaska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Lee County

Our profile page for Council, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,576 miles [5,755 km] to the East


Lee County

Our profile page for Council, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,341 miles [6,986.2 km] to the East


Clinch County

Our profile page for Council, Clinch County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,063 miles [6,538.8 km] to the East


Adams County

Our profile page for Council, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Bladen County

Our profile page for Council, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,952 miles [6,360.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Canadian County

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

Oklahoma County

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

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Buchanan County

Our profile page for Council, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,691 miles [5,940.1 km] to the East

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Council. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8950, Longitude: -163.6767     [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 Council 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 16.147 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 21.804 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 356.992 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 Council.