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The location of Diamond Ridge









Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Diamond Ridge 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 Diamond Ridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Diamond Ridge 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 35 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 3,431 miles [5,521.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 134 days and walking would take 195 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 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 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,356 miles [8,619.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Diamond Ridge ...

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.

Anchor Point   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Diamond Ridge   [Map]

Aurora   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Clam Gulch   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Fox River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fritz Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Halibut Cove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Happy Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Homer   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 '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- Diamond Ridge) 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 Diamond Ridge. 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 Diamond Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamond Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6761, Longitude: -151.5575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Diamond Ridge 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 Diamond Ridge 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 5.773 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.703 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.881 degrees.

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