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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bear Creek 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 31 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 3,351 miles [5,392.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 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 6,074 miles [9,775.2 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 6,771 miles [10,896.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bear Creek ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Bear Creek.

While the name Bear Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,215 miles [5,174 km] to the East

Marion County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,237 miles [5,209.4 km] to the East

Winston County

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

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,978 miles [4,792.6 km] to the East

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British Columbia

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

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California

Merced County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Merced County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the Southeast

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km] to the Southeast

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Colorado

Montezuma County

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

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Florida

Bay County

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

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Kansas

Stanton County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,162 miles [5,088.7 km] to the East Southeast

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,174 miles [5,108.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Manistee County

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

Schoolcraft County

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

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,238 miles [5,211.1 km] to the East

Hinds County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,264 miles [5,252.9 km] to the East

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Montana

Missoula County

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

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,114 miles [5,011.5 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,449 miles [5,550.6 km] to the East

Graham County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the East

Onslow County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,577 miles [5,756.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Montgomery County
This community is historic.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Scioto County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,144 miles [5,059.8 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the Southeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Bear Creek
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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South Dakota

Dewey County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Dewey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,146 miles [5,063 km] to the East

Scott County

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

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,083 miles [4,961.6 km] to the East Southeast

Dallas County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Dallas County
Although located in Dallas County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Hays County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Hays County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,124 miles [5,027.6 km] to the East Southeast

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,198 miles [5,146.7 km] to the East Southeast

Tarrant County

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

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West Virginia

Braxton County

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

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Bear Creek, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,661 miles [4,282.5 km] to the East

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Yukon

Our profile page for Bear Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.1642, Longitude: -149.3950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek 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 3.938 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.225 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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<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 Bear Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bear Creek.



 
 
 

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