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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Fairhaven to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,841 miles [4,572.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 111 days and walking would take 162 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 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 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairhaven ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Fairhaven.

While the name Fairhaven is unique within Alaska, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Humboldt County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the South Southeast


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km] to the East

Carroll County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,819 miles [4,536.7 km] to the East

Frederick County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,801 miles [4,507.8 km] to the East

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Bristol County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,925 miles [4,707.3 km] to the East

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Stearns County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the East

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DeSoto County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,597 miles [4,179.5 km] to the East Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Fairhaven   [Map]
Distance: About 2,904 miles [4,673.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Preble County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,525 miles [4,063.6 km] to the East

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

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Klamath County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Whatcom County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Southeast

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Hancock County

Our profile page for Fairhaven, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,630 miles [4,232.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairhaven ...

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.

Cube Cove   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of Fairhaven   [Map]
Excursion Inlet   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Game Creek   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hawk Inlet   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Juneau   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lemon Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lena Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3781, Longitude: -134.7036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairhaven 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 Fairhaven 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 351.459 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 354.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.424 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 Fairhaven 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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