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Perkinsville, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Perkinsville to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 63 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,783 miles [6,088.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 148 days and walking would take 215 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,683 miles [9,145.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,341 miles [10,204.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Perkinsville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Perkinsville.

While the name Perkinsville is unique within Alaska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Yavapai County

Our profile page for Perkinsville, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,990 miles [4,811.9 km] to the East Southeast


Madison County

Our profile page for Perkinsville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,458 miles [5,565.1 km] to the East


Winston County

Our profile page for Perkinsville, Winston County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,781 miles [6,084.9 km] to the East

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Perkinsville, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,555 miles [5,721.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Burke County

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Distance: About 3,827 miles [6,159 km] to the East Northeast

Watauga County

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Distance: About 3,808 miles [6,128.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington County

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Distance: About 3,601 miles [5,795.2 km] to the East Northeast

Windsor County

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Distance: About 3,647 miles [5,869.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Goochland County

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Distance: About 3,829 miles [6,162.2 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 that stretches from Perkinsville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Perkinsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perkinsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.5506, Longitude: -165.4150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perkinsville 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 Perkinsville 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 17.609 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 23.402 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 358.346 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 Perkinsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Perkinsville.