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The location of Alexander Creek









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Alexander 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 Alexander 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 Alexander Creek and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Alexander 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 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,379 miles [5,438 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 192 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 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 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander Creek ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anchorage   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast of Alexander Creek   [Map]

Beluga   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Big Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Acres   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Knik   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Mountain View   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Nancy Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Point Possession   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rogers Park   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Turnagain Heights   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Willow   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Willow Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alexander Creek. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Born as Ada Blackjack Delutuk)

Explorer. She was born in Solomon (Alaska) on Tueday May 10, 1898 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Sunday May 29, 1983 at an age of 85. She was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Alexander Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Blackjack Johnson<7>

Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Artist. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday October 14, 1865 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Thursday September 12, 1940 at an age of 74. He was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Alexander Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Mortimer Laurence

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4218, Longitude: -150.5999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander 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 Alexander 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 4.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.067 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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