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Fish Creek, Alaska

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

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How Far From Fish 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 Fish 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 Fish Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies just to the East Southeast (ESE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,837 miles [4,565.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Fish Creek to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 162 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 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 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fish Creek ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Fish Creek.

While the name Fish Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Maricopa County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Maricopa County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the Southeast


Taylor County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,094 miles [4,979.3 km] to the East Southeast


Polk County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,805 miles [4,514.2 km] to the East Southeast


Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,649 miles [4,263.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Madison County

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

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Lander County

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

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,663 miles [4,285.7 km] to the East

Oneida County

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

Ulster County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km] to the East

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Summit County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,565 miles [4,128 km] to the East

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Door County

Our profile page for Fish Creek, Door County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fish Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3306, Longitude: -134.5917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fish 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 Fish 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 351.364 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 354.722 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.347 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 Fish 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 Fish Creek.


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