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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rogers Park 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 community such as Rogers Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Rogers Park to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,357 miles [5,402.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,002 miles [9,659.3 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 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rogers Park ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rogers Park.

While the name Rogers Park is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alaska

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Rogers Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,838 miles [4,567.3 km] to the East

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Rogers Park, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rogers Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1981, Longitude: -149.8492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rogers Park 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 Rogers Park 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 4.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.07 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.51 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rogers Park.