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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dogpatch 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 5,751 miles [9,255.3 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 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,977 miles [8,009.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dogpatch ...

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


Communities Outside of Alaska

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Dogpatch, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,966 miles [4,773.3 km] to the East Southeast

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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 Dogpatch. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dogpatch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogpatch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8956, Longitude: -147.8064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogpatch 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 Dogpatch 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 2.603 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.116 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.681 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogpatch.