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

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How Far From May 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 May 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 May Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from May Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,119 miles [5,019.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 122 days and walking would take 178 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,997 miles [9,651.2 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 6,711 miles [10,800.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named May Creek ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name May Creek.

While the name May Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Georgia

Camden County

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Distance: About 3,422 miles [5,507.2 km] to the East

Washington

King County

Our profile page for May Creek, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the Southeast

Snohomish County

Our profile page for May Creek, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 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 from May Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- May Creek) 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 May Creek. 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 May Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in May Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.3486, Longitude: -142.6933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for May 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 May 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 358.237 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 2.364 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 341.085 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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