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McGrath, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from McGrath to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 45 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 31 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,520 miles [5,664.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 200 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,860 miles [9,430.8 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 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named McGrath ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name McGrath.

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

Communities Outside of Alaska


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for McGrath, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,991 miles [6,422.9 km] to the East


Aitkin County

Our profile page for McGrath, Aitkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,615 miles [4,208.4 km] to the East


Washington County

Our profile page for McGrath, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,411 miles [5,489.5 km] to the East


Laclede County

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

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Our profile page for McGrath   [Map]
Distance: About 3,154 miles [5,075.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGrath. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.9530, Longitude: -155.5928     [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 McGrath 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 9.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 14.38 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 350.804 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McGrath.