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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dry 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 Dry 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 Dry Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dry Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 29 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,179 miles [5,116.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 181 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,839 miles [9,397 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 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dry Creek ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Dry Creek.

While the name Dry Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Fayette County

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

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Searcy County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,871 miles [4,620.4 km] to the East Southeast

California

Siskiyou County

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

Idaho

Bingham County

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

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Saline County

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

Sedgwick County

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

Washington County

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

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Kentucky

Knott County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,093 miles [4,977.7 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,179 miles [5,116.1 km] to the East Southeast

Calcasieu Parish

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

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Mississippi

Covington County

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

Tippah County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,067 miles [4,935.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Crawford County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the Southeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

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

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,823 miles [4,543.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the Southeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

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

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Tennessee

Carter County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,167 miles [5,096.8 km] to the East

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

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

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,102 miles [4,992.2 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Park County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Dry Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dry 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 Dry Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dry Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6533, Longitude: -144.6653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry 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 Dry 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 359.915 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 4.196 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 342.375 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 Dry Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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