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The location of Deering









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Deering 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 3,679 miles [5,920.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,605 miles [9,020.4 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 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,968 miles [7,995.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Deering ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Deering.

While the name Deering is unique within Alaska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Deering, Cook County

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

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

Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Deering, Montgomery County

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

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

Kentucky

Whitley County

Our profile page for Deering, Whitley County

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

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

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Deering, Aroostook County

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

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

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Deering, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,574 miles [5,751.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Deering, Pemiscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,485 miles [5,608.6 km] to the East.

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Deering, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,570 miles [5,745.4 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

McHenry County

Our profile page for Deering, McHenry County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km] to the East.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Deering, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,551 miles [5,714.8 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Deering ...

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.

Candle   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast of Deering   [Map]

Elephant Point   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Fink Creek   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Deering) 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 Deering. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Deering

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.0758, Longitude: -162.7243     [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 Deering 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 15.383 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.919 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 356.227 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 Deering 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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