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The location of Badger









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Badger 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 35 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 3,258 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,758 miles [9,266.6 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 6,462 miles [10,399.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,980 miles [8,014.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Badger ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Badger.

While the name Badger is unique within Alaska, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Alaska

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Alaska

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CaliforniaKansasNebraskaWashington
 
ColoradoKentuckyNewfoundland and LabradorWisconsin
 
IndianaManitobaSouth DakotaWyoming
 
IowaMinnesotaTexas 

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Badger, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Washington County

Our profile page for Badger, Washington County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Badger, White County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in White County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Iowa

Webster County

Our profile page for Badger, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,545 miles [4,095.8 km] to the East.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Badger, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,847 miles [4,581.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Taylor County

Our profile page for Badger, Taylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,092 miles [4,976.1 km] to the East.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Badger   [Map]

Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Kittson County

Our profile page for Badger, Kittson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kittson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Roseau County

Our profile page for Badger, Roseau County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the East.

Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Badger, Gage County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,620 miles [4,216.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Holt County

Our profile page for Badger, Holt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Holt County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Badger   [Map]

Distance: About 3,277 miles [5,273.8 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Badger, Kingsbury County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,350 miles [3,782 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Ector County

Our profile page for Badger, Ector County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,959 miles [4,762 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Badger, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the Southeast.

Yakima County

Our profile page for Badger, Yakima County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Yakima County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Badger, Portage County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Portage County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Badger, Laramie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,112 miles [6,617.6 km] to the North Northeast

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 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   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Badger   [Map]

Bluff   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

College   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Fox   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Moose Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

North Pole   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Slaterville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Totem Park   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Two Rivers   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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' (or 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- Badger) 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 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     [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 Badger 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 2.243 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 6.725 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.365 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.

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