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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Loring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Loring and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Loring:
    • 55.602815, -131.637071
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Loring
  • Waymarking ...

    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Loring ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Loring.

Within Alaska, the name Loring is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eleven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Iowa

      • Polk County

      • This Loring is located in Polk County and lies 1,948 miles [3,135 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Loring.
    • Kansas

      • Leavenworth County
      • This Loring is located in Leavenworth County and lies 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Loring.

      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Loring [Shawnee County].

      • Wyandotte County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandotte County community of Loring.
    • Louisiana

      • Sabine Parish
      • This Loring is located in Sabine Parish and lies 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sabine Parish community of Loring.
    • Maine

      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Loring [Aroostook County].
    • Minnesota

      • Hennepin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Loring [Hennepin County].
    • Mississippi

      • Madison County
      • This Loring is located in Madison County and lies 2,536 miles [4,081.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Loring.
    • Missouri

      • Wright County
      • This Loring is located in Wright County and lies 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Loring.
    • Montana

      • Phillips County
      • This Loring is located in Phillips County and lies 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Loring.
    • Nevada

      • Pershing County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Loring [Pershing County].
    • Ontario
      • This Loring lies 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loring ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Clover Pass

      • Clover Pass lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Pass
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Dairy

      • Dairy lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dairy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Herring Cove

      • Herring Cove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Mountain Point

      • Mountain Point lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Mud Bay

      • Mud Bay lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Refuge Cove

      • Refuge Cove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Shoreline Drive

      • Shoreline Drive lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Drive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring
    • Yes Bay (Historic)

      • Yes Bay was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Loring
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yes Bay

How Far From Loring to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Loring and extending to:

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Loring to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,720 miles [4,377.4 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 107 days and walking would take 155 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,345 miles [10,211.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,086 miles [11,403.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Loring. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.6028, Longitude: -131.6371     [Map].
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Loring 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.
<3>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 Loring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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 Loring to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 348.862 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 351.859 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 333.478 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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