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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Point Hope 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 city such as Point Hope to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Point Hope to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 68 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 47 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,741 miles [6,020.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 213 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,423 miles [8,727.5 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 6,086 miles [9,794.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,816 miles [7,750.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Point Hope ...

While the name Point Hope is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Erie County

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This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Erie County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point Hope. 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 Point Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 68.3490, Longitude: -166.7353     [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 Point Hope 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 18.936 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 24.613 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 359.357 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 Point Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Point Hope.