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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lawing 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 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,348 miles [5,388.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,058 miles [9,749.4 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 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,290 miles [8,513.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lawing ...

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


Communities Outside of Alaska

Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Lawing, Christian County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,906 miles [4,676.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Lawing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lawing) 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 Lawing. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lawing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4053, Longitude: -149.3664     [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 Lawing 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 3.914 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.634 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.19 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 Lawing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lawing.