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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Davenport [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Telford to Davenport, 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.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,137 miles [3,439.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 122 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,468 miles [12,018.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,553 miles [8,936.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Telford ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Telford.

While the name Telford is unique within Washington, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Washington

Manitoba

Our profile page for Telford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the East Northeast

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Telford   [Map]
Distance: About 2,597 miles [4,179.5 km] to the East Northeast

Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Telford, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the East

Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Telford, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the East

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Telford, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Telford ...

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.

Bluestem   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Telford   [Map]
Deer Meadows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Downs   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Earl   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Enterprise   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Falls   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Miles   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Seven Bays   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Telford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6943, Longitude: -118.4072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Telford 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 Telford 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 337.647 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.696 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.191 degrees.

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