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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Gold 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 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,339 miles [5,373.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,895 miles [9,487.1 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 6,593 miles [10,610.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gold Creek ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Gold Creek.

While the name Gold Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Gold Creek, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,075 miles [4,948.7 km] to the East

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Gold Creek, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,378 miles [5,436.4 km] to the East

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Gold Creek, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the East Southeast

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Gold Creek, Elko County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Gold Creek, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 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 Gold Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gold Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.7567, Longitude: -149.6939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold 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 Gold 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 4.203 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.294 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 Gold Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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