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Minto, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Minto 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 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,314 miles [5,333.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 189 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,731 miles [9,223.2 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 6,431 miles [10,349.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,972 miles [8,001.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Minto ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Minto.

While the name Minto is unique within Alaska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Our profile page for Minto   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the East


Lincoln County

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Minto   [Map]
Distance: About 3,214 miles [5,172.4 km] to the East Northeast

North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Minto, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,197 miles [3,535.7 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Minto   [Map]
Distance: About 2,986 miles [4,805.5 km] to the East

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Marion County

Our profile page for Minto, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km] to the Southeast

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Our profile page for Minto   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.1498, Longitude: -149.3478     [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 Minto 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 3.924 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.548 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 345.854 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 Minto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Minto.