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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Happy Valley.

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How Far From Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Happy Valley to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 97 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 67 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 4,528 miles [7,287.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 9 days, a buggy would take 177 days and walking would take 258 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,340 miles [10,203.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 km] and it lies to the Northwest (NW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Happy Valley ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Happy Valley.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Happy Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alaska

Communities located beyond Alaska


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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 AlaskaMarylandNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
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 CaliforniaMontanaOntarioVirginia
 FloridaNew HampshireOregonWashington
 GeorgiaNew MexicoPennsylvania 
 HawaiiNew YorkTennessee 

British Columbia

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km] to the East Northeast

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Calaveras County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,807 miles [4,517.4 km] to the East

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,795 miles [4,498.1 km] to the East

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,100 miles [4,989 km] to the East

Shasta County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,644 miles [4,255.1 km] to the East

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Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,541 miles [7,308 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] to the East Northeast

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] to the East Northeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,418 miles [7,110.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Hawaii

Maui County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Maui County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km] to the Southeast

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,496 miles [7,235.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Harrison County

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

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Montana

Flathead County

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

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,334 miles [6,974.9 km] to the Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,516 miles [7,267.8 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 4,293 miles [6,908.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,492 miles [7,229.2 km] to the East Northeast

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,509 miles [7,256.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Happy Valley
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

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,450 miles [3,942.9 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,446 miles [7,155.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,437 miles [7,140.7 km] to the East Northeast

Carter County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, 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 .

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Texas

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,193 miles [6,748 km] to the East Northeast

Taylor County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,957 miles [6,368.2 km] to the East

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,077 miles [4,952 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,535 miles [7,298.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,339 miles [3,764.3 km] to the East Northeast

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.8472, Longitude: -176.6542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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 26.70 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 34.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 6.783 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 Happy Valley, 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 Happy Valley.



 
 
 

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