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Nelsonville, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Nelsonville 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 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 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 6,777 miles [10,906.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Nelsonville ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Nelsonville.

While the name Nelsonville is unique within Alaska, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Sharp County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,327 miles [5,354.3 km] to the East


Nelson County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,444 miles [5,542.6 km] to the East


Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Schoolcraft County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Schoolcraft County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Marion County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,697 miles [5,949.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Putnam County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,650 miles [5,874.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Athens County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,472 miles [5,587.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Austin County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Austin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,483 miles [5,605.3 km] to the East

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Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Eau Claire County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,884 miles [4,641.3 km] to the East

Portage County

Our profile page for Nelsonville, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,970 miles [4,779.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Nelsonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelsonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelsonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.0067, Longitude: -158.5336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Nelsonville 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 11.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 17.231 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 353.174 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Nelsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nelsonville.