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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Happy Valley 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 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 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East (E). 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 just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,433 miles [5,524.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 135 days and walking would take 195 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,082 miles [9,788 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 6,772 miles [10,898.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 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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 FloridaNew HampshireOregonWashington
 GeorgiaNew MexicoPennsylvania 
 HawaiiNew YorkTennessee 

British Columbia

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the East Southeast

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Calaveras County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the Southeast

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the Southeast

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the Southeast

Shasta County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,515 miles [5,656.8 km] to the East

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,444 miles [5,542.6 km] to the East

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,548 miles [5,710 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,362 miles [5,410.6 km] to the East

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Hawaii

Maui County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Maui County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,706 miles [4,354.9 km] to the South

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,400 miles [5,471.8 km] to the East

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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 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the East 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 3,231 miles [5,199.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,414 miles [5,494.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,220 miles [5,182.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,423 miles [5,508.8 km] to the East

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,435 miles [5,528.1 km] to the East

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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 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,345 miles [5,383.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,373 miles [5,428.3 km] to the East

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 3,209 miles [5,164.4 km] to the East

Taylor County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,013 miles [4,849 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,449 miles [5,550.6 km] to the East

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the East Southeast

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 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 starts in Happy Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Happy Valley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Happy Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Happy Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.9472, Longitude: -151.7322     [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 5.922 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 10.859 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 348.001 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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