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Snug Harbor, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Snug Harbor 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,361 miles [5,409 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 6,051 miles [9,738.1 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 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,287 miles [8,508.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snug Harbor ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Snug Harbor.

While the name Snug Harbor is unique within Alaska, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Fairfield County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,345 miles [5,383.3 km] to the East Northeast


Sussex County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,423 miles [5,508.8 km] to the East


Martin County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,906 miles [6,286.1 km] to the East


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,383 miles [5,444.4 km] to the East

Worcester County

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

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Plymouth County

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

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Chippewa County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,696 miles [4,338.8 km] to the East

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,835 miles [4,562.5 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,400 miles [5,471.8 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,569 miles [5,743.7 km] to the East

Perquimans County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Perquimans County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,535 miles [5,689 km] to the East

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Rhode Island

Washington County

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Distance: About 3,412 miles [5,491.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,474 miles [5,590.9 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,395 miles [5,463.7 km] to the East

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Brazoria County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Brazoria County
Although located in Brazoria County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Norfolk City

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 3,495 miles [5,624.7 km] to the East

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Clallam County

Our profile page for Snug Harbor, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,340 miles [2,156.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snug Harbor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4892, Longitude: -149.7842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snug Harbor 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 Snug Harbor 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 4.269 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.023 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.501 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snug Harbor.