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Elim, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Elim to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 40 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,692 miles [5,941.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 145 days and walking would take 210 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,705 miles [9,181.3 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 6,371 miles [10,253.1 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Elim ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Elim.

While the name Elim is unique within Alaska, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alaska


Long County

Our profile page for Elim, Long County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,978 miles [6,402 km] to the East


Shelby County

Our profile page for Elim, Shelby County
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Cambria County

Our profile page for Elim, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,556 miles [5,722.8 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Elim, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,667 miles [5,901.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Florence County

Our profile page for Elim, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,899 miles [6,274.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Elim. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elim) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elim. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elim

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elim. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.6168, Longitude: -162.2616     [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 Elim 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 14.934 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 20.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 355.898 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elim.