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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Peters Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Peters 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 Peters Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Peters 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,342 miles [5,378.4 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 5,988 miles [9,636.8 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 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Peters Creek ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Peters Creek.

While the name Peters Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Illinois

Hardin County

Our profile page for Peters Creek, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,049 miles [4,906.9 km] to the East

Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Peters Creek, Barren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Barren County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Peters Creek, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,517 miles [5,660.1 km] to the East

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Lancaster County

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

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Virginia

Patrick County

Our profile page for Peters Creek, Patrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,361 miles [5,409 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4111, Longitude: -149.4456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peters 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 Peters 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 3.985 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.688 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.191 degrees.

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<7>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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