RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >>
 
   
 

Willow Creek, Alaska

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AK
Communities

 The location of Willow Creek 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for .
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alaska
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alaska

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Willow 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 Willow 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 Willow Creek to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Willow Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 55 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 38 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,735 miles [6,010.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 146 days and walking would take 213 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,896 miles [9,488.7 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,260 miles [8,465.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Creek ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Willow Creek.

While the name Willow Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Jump ahead to ...

 ArkansasIndianaNew MexicoSouth Dakota
 CaliforniaKansasNew YorkTexas
 ColoradoLouisianaNorth CarolinaUtah
 FloridaMinnesotaOhioWisconsin
 GeorgiaMontanaSaskatchewanWyoming
 IllinoisNevadaSouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Van Buren County

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

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,800 miles [4,506.2 km] to the East

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,180 miles [6,727.1 km] to the East

- Return to top

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,771 miles [6,068.8 km] to the East

Paulding County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,773 miles [6,072.1 km] to the East

- Return to top

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,216 miles [5,175.7 km] to the East

- Return to top

Indiana

Porter County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,266 miles [5,256.1 km] to the East

- Return to top

Kansas

Wallace County

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

- Return to top

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Willow Creek, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,762 miles [6,054.4 km] to the East

- Return to top

Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Blue Earth County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,915 miles [4,691.2 km] to the East

- Return to top

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the East

- Return to top

Nevada

Humboldt County

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

Nye County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Nye County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

- Return to top

New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,892 miles [4,654.2 km] to the East

- Return to top

New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,548 miles [5,710 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

North Carolina

Greene County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,911 miles [6,294.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,861 miles [6,213.7 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Hancock County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Hancock County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hancock County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

- Return to top

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Willow Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,155 miles [3,468.1 km] to the East

- Return to top

South Carolina

Florence County

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

- Return to top

South Dakota

Stanley County

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

- Return to top

Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,541 miles [5,698.7 km] to the East

- Return to top

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,521 miles [4,057.2 km] to the East Southeast

Uintah County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Uintah County
This community is historic.
Although located in Uintah County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Weber County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,478 miles [3,988 km] to the East Southeast

- Return to top

Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,148 miles [5,066.2 km] to the East

- Return to top

Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,463 miles [3,963.8 km] to the East

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willow Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Willow Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Willow Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willow Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.8083, Longitude: -161.9083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Willow Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 14.56 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 20.244 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 355.682 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<8>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 Willow Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


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



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AK
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2016
By John Hall