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Holy Cross, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Holy Cross to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Holy Cross to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Holy Cross 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 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 36 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,661 miles [5,891.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 143 days and walking would take 208 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,886 miles [9,472.6 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,227 miles [8,412 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Holy Cross ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Holy Cross.

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

Communities Outside of Alaska


Delaware County

Our profile page for Holy Cross, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,010 miles [4,844.1 km] to the East

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Holy Cross, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,016 miles [4,853.8 km] to the East


Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Holy Cross, Pottawatomie County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Marion County

Our profile page for Holy Cross, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,464 miles [5,574.8 km] to the East

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Ozaukee County

Our profile page for Holy Cross, Ozaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,069 miles [4,939.1 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 that begins in Holy Cross. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holy Cross) 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 Holy Cross. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holy Cross

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holy Cross. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.1993, Longitude: -159.7695     [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 Holy Cross 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 12.759 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 18.262 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 354.035 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Holy Cross, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holy Cross.