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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Easton [Map], which is the Seat of Northampton County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Bangor to Easton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Harrisburg [Map], which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,738 miles [9,234.4 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 6,447 miles [10,375.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,323 miles [6,957.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bangor ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Bangor.

While the name Bangor is unique within Pennsylvania, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Pennsylvania

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Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Bangor, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the West Southwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Bangor, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,412 miles [3,881.7 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Bangor, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Coffey County

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

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Kentucky

Morgan County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Bangor, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bangor, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Bangor, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

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

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New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bangor, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Wake County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bangor   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Bangor   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Bangor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Walworth County

Our profile page for Bangor, Walworth County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Walworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Bangor, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,358 miles [3,794.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

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

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Bangor, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bangor ...

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.

Alpha   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Bangor   [Map]
Factoryville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flicksville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Grand Central   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Martins Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Martins Creek Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stone Church   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Wind Gap   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bangor. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Judge Joseph Crater     (Joseph Force Crater)
  New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 5, 1889

Easton [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Bangor

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bangor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Northampton County: www.northamptoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bangor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bangor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bangor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8620, Longitude: -75.2043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bangor 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 Bangor 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 306.643 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.333 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.122 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Bangor 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 Bangor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bangor.



 
 
 

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