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The location of Baker









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Baker to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,347 miles [5,386.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,741 miles [9,239.2 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 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,992 miles [8,033.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Baker ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Baker.

While the name Baker is unique within Alaska, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Alabama

Henry County

Our profile page for Baker, Henry County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Arkansas

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Baker, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,189 miles [5,132.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Baker, Polk County

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

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

Searcy County

Our profile page for Baker, Searcy County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,069 miles [4,939.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Sharp County

Our profile page for Baker, Sharp County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,082 miles [4,960 km] to the East.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Baker

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

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

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Baker, Kern County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the Southeast.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Baker, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,490 miles [4,007.3 km] to the Southeast.

Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Baker, Bay County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,612 miles [5,813 km] to the East.

Lee County

Our profile page for Baker, Lee County

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

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

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Baker, Okaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,545 miles [5,705.1 km] to the East.

Idaho

Lemhi County

Our profile page for Baker, Lemhi County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Baker, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,850 miles [4,586.6 km] to the East.

McLean County

Our profile page for Baker, McLean County

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

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

Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Baker, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,034 miles [4,882.7 km] to the East.

Iowa

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Baker, Jefferson County

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

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

Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Baker, Brown County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 2,759 miles [4,440.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Baker, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,218 miles [5,178.9 km] to the East.

Letcher County

Our profile page for Baker, Letcher County

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

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

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 3,430 miles [5,520 km] to the East Southeast.

Maryland

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Baker, Queen Anne's County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,367 miles [5,418.7 km] to the East.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Baker, Kalamazoo County

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

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Baker, Oakland County

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

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

Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Baker, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the East.

Clay County

Our profile page for Baker, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,337 miles [3,761 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Baker, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,258 miles [5,243.2 km] to the East.

Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Baker, Saint Clair County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,906 miles [4,676.8 km] to the East.

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Baker, Stoddard County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,100 miles [4,989 km] to the East.

Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Baker, Fallon County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Baker, Gallatin County

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

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

Nebraska

Boyd County

Our profile page for Baker, Boyd County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,482 miles [3,994.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Baker, White Pine County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Baker, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,091 miles [4,974.5 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for Baker, Benson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the East.

Ohio

Champaign County

Our profile page for Baker, Champaign County

This community is historic.

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

Darke County

Our profile page for Baker, Darke County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,056 miles [4,918.2 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Baker, Lincoln County

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

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

Texas County

Our profile page for Baker, Texas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,776 miles [4,467.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Baker, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,328 miles [5,355.9 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Baker, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,189 miles [5,132.2 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Baker, Davidson County

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

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

Dickson County

Our profile page for Baker, Dickson County

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

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

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Baker, Angelina County

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

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

Cottle County

Our profile page for Baker, Cottle County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Floyd County

Our profile page for Baker, Floyd County

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

Parker County

Our profile page for Baker, Parker County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,125 miles [5,029.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Baker, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,262 miles [3,640.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Baker, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the Southeast.

West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Baker, Hardy County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,289 miles [5,293.1 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baker ...

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.

Caribou Crossing   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast of Baker   [Map]

Eureka   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Flag Crossing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jennie M. Crossing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Manley Hot Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rock Crossing   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scotchmans Crossing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodchopper   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baker. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Baker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.9669, Longitude: -150.4597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baker 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 Baker 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 4.874 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.584 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.729 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Baker 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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<8>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 Baker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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