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Anchor Point, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Anchor Point.

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How Far From Anchor Point 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 Anchor Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Anchor Point and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Anchor Point 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,439 miles [5,534.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 135 days and walking would take 196 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,093 miles [9,805.7 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 6,783 miles [10,916.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,351 miles [8,611.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Anchor Point ...

While the name Anchor Point is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Anchor Point   [Map]

Distance: About 3,435 miles [5,528.1 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anchor Point ...

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.

Aurora   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East of Anchor Point   [Map]

Clam Gulch   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Diamond Ridge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fox River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Fritz Creek   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Halibut Cove   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Happy Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Homer   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor Point) 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 Anchor Point. 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 Anchor Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7833, Longitude: -151.8423     [Map].

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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 Anchor Point 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 6.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 348.091 degrees.

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