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Anchorage, Maryland
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Easton [Map], which is the Seat of Talbot County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Anchorage to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,863 miles [9,435.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,444 miles [7,151.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Anchorage ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Anchorage.

Within Maryland, there is just one other community named Anchorage. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities Outside of Maryland

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Our profile page for Anchorage   [Map]
Distance: About 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the Northwest


Cook County

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


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Northwest


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West

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West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Anchorage, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Coahoma County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Coahoma County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Coahoma County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Newport County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Newport County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Atascosa County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Atascosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Davis County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Buffalo County

Our profile page for Anchorage, Buffalo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Anchorage ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Anchorage   [Map]
Clearview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Cooks Hope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Copperville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cove View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Crabapple Court   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Idlewild   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Londonderry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Loves Folly   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Miles River Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mulberry Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Peach Orchard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Peachblossom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Poplar Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quail Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Rice Land   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Riser Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Royal Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Solitude   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thanksgiving   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Third Haven Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Unionville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7957, Longitude: -76.1383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 307.369 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.831 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.379 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Anchorage could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Anchorage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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