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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • 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 Badger:
    • 64.799208, -147.386427
    • 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 Badger
  • 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

Communities Also Named Badger ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Badger.

Within Alaska, the name Badger is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Badger, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Badger is located in Tulare County and lies 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Badger.
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Badger.
    • Indiana
      • White County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Badger [White County].
    • Iowa
      • Webster County
      • This Badger is located in Webster County and lies 2,545 miles [4,095.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Badger.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Badger is located in Cherokee County and lies 2,847 miles [4,581.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Badger.
    • Kentucky
      • Taylor County
      • This Badger is located in Taylor County and lies 3,092 miles [4,976.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Badger.
    • Manitoba
      • This Badger lies 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
    • Minnesota
      • Kittson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Badger [Kittson County].
      • Roseau County
      • This Badger is located in Roseau County and lies 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roseau County community of Badger.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This Badger is located in Gage County and lies 2,620 miles [4,216.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Badger.
      • Holt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Badger [Holt County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Badger lies 3,277 miles [5,273.8 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
    • South Dakota
      • Kingsbury County
      • This Badger is located in Kingsbury County and lies 2,350 miles [3,782 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingsbury County community of Badger.
    • Texas
      • Ector County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Badger [Ector County].
    • Washington
      • Benton County
      • This Badger is located in Benton County and lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Badger.
      • Yakima County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Badger [Yakima County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Badger [Portage County].
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Badger [Laramie County].
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • England
      • Distance: 4,112 miles [6,617.6 km]<1> to the north northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger

Curious and Interesting Names Near Badger ...

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.

  • Aurora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Badger
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Bluff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
    • Bluff lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Badger
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
  • College
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College
    • College lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Badger
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College
  • Fox
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Moose Creek
    • North Pole
    • Slaterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaterville
      • Slaterville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Badger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaterville
    • Totem Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Totem Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Totem Park
      • Totem Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Badger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Totem Park
    • Two Rivers

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Badger to Juneau, with an average speed<6>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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,258 miles [5,243.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,758 miles [9,266.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,980 miles [8,014.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Badger. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Badger) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Badger. 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 Badger

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Badger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7992, Longitude: -147.3864    
<2>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 Badger, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Badger could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Badger to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 2.243 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 6.725 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.365 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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