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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Tuckers Crossing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 36 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,681 miles [5,924 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 210 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,904 miles [9,501.6 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 6,571 miles [10,575 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Tuckers Crossing ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tuckers Crossing.

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


Communities Outside of Alaska

Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Tuckers Crossing, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,706 miles [5,964.2 km] to the East

Leake County

Our profile page for Tuckers Crossing, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,632 miles [5,845.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuckers Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.8792, Longitude: -160.2250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuckers Crossing 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 Tuckers Crossing 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 13.139 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 18.692 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 354.392 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tuckers Crossing.