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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Alexander Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexander Creek and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Alexander Creek:
    • 61.421794, -150.599933
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Alexander Creek
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Anchorage
  • Beluga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beluga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beluga
    • Beluga lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beluga
  • Big Lake
  • Green Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
      • Knik lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
    • Mountain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Nancy Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Lake
      • Nancy Lake lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Lake
    • Point Possession
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Possession have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Possession
      • Point Possession lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Possession
    • Rogers Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Park
      • Rogers Park lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Park
    • Turnagain Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnagain Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnagain Heights
      • Turnagain Heights lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnagain Heights
    • Willow
    • Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

How Far From Alexander 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 Alexander Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alexander Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 599 miles [964 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Alexander Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<5>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) 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexander 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. 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       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.967 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.767 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.067 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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