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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Sitka to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,863 miles [4,607.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,270 miles [10,090.6 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 7,002 miles [11,268.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,345 miles [8,601.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sitka ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sitka.

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


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Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Sitka, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,467 miles [3,970.3 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Sitka, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,405 miles [3,870.5 km] to the East

Kansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Sitka, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the East Southeast

Kentucky

Johnson County

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Distance: About 2,696 miles [4,338.8 km] to the East

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Michigan

Newaygo County

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Distance: About 2,311 miles [3,719.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Washington County

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Distance: About 2,674 miles [4,303.4 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sitka, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,712 miles [4,364.5 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Walworth County

Our profile page for Sitka, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Sitka, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,581 miles [4,153.7 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Sitka: www.cityofsitka.com/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sitka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0533, Longitude: -135.3345     [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 Sitka 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 351.993 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 336.014 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sitka.