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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Coal Creek 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 Coal 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 Coal Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Coal 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 32 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 3,134 miles [5,043.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 123 days and walking would take 178 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,724 miles [9,211.9 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 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Coal Creek ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Coal Creek.

While the name Coal Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Coal Creek   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Southeast

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,397 miles [3,857.6 km] to the East Southeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Fountain County

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Distance: About 2,772 miles [4,461.1 km] to the East

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Iowa

Keokuk County

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Distance: About 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Atchison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ottawa County

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

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Montana

McCone County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, McCone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the East Southeast

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 3,041 miles [4,894 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

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Distance: About 2,860 miles [4,602.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Cowlitz County

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Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Southeast

King County

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Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.3053, Longitude: -143.1536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal 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 Coal 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 358.62 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 2.778 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 341.043 degrees.

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<7>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 Coal Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coal Creek.



 
 
 

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