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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Baker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Baker 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 Baker:
    • 64.966944, -150.459722
    • 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 Baker
  • 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 Baker ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Baker.

Within Alaska, the name Baker is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 49 communities, 48 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Baker [Henry County].
    • Arkansas
      • Lafayette County
      • This Baker is located in Lafayette County and lies 3,189 miles [5,132.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Baker.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Baker [Polk County].
      • Searcy County
      • This Baker is located in Searcy County and lies 3,069 miles [4,939.1 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Searcy County community of Baker.
      • Sharp County
      • This Baker is located in Sharp County and lies 3,082 miles [4,960 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharp County community of Baker.
    • British Columbia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Baker.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Baker is located in Kern County and lies 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Baker.
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Baker is located in San Bernardino County and lies 2,490 miles [4,007.3 km] to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Baker.
    • Florida
      • Bay County
      • This Baker is located in Bay County and lies 3,612 miles [5,813 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Baker.
      • Lee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Baker [Lee County].
      • Okaloosa County
      • This Baker is located in Okaloosa County and lies 3,545 miles [5,705.1 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okaloosa County community of Baker.
    • Idaho
      • Lemhi County
      • This Baker is located in Lemhi County and lies 1,948 miles [3,135 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lemhi County community of Baker.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Baker is located in La Salle County and lies 2,850 miles [4,586.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Baker.
      • McLean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Baker [McLean County].
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan County
      • This Baker is located in Sullivan County and lies 3,034 miles [4,882.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Baker.
    • Iowa
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Baker [Jefferson County].
    • Kansas
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Baker [Brown County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jackson County
      • This Baker is located in Jackson County and lies 3,218 miles [5,178.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Baker.
      • Letcher County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Baker [Letcher County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Baker is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 3,430 miles [5,520 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Baker.
    • Maryland
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Baker is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 3,367 miles [5,418.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Baker.
    • Michigan
      • Kalamazoo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Baker [Kalamazoo County].
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Baker [Oakland County].
    • Minnesota
      • Cass County
      • This Baker is located in Cass County and lies 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Baker.
      • Clay County
      • This Baker is located in Clay County and lies 2,337 miles [3,761 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Baker.
    • Mississippi
      • Union County
      • This Baker is located in Union County and lies 3,258 miles [5,243.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Baker.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Baker [Saint Clair County].
      • Stoddard County
      • This Baker is located in Stoddard County and lies 3,100 miles [4,989 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Baker.
    • Montana
      • Fallon County
      • This Baker is located in Fallon County and lies 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fallon County community of Baker.
      • Gallatin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Baker [Gallatin County].
    • Nebraska
      • Boyd County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Baker [Boyd County].
    • Nevada
      • White Pine County
      • This Baker is located in White Pine County and lies 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White Pine County community of Baker.
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Baker is located in Livingston County and lies 3,091 miles [4,974.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Baker.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson County
      • This Baker is located in Benson County and lies 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benson County community of Baker.
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Baker.
      • Darke County
      • This Baker is located in Darke County and lies 3,056 miles [4,918.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Baker.
    • Oklahoma
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Baker [Lincoln County].
      • Texas County
      • This Baker is located in Texas County and lies 2,776 miles [4,467.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Baker.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Baker is located in Chester County and lies 3,328 miles [5,355.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Baker.
      • Washington County
      • This Baker is located in Washington County and lies 3,189 miles [5,132.2 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Baker.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Baker [Davidson County].
      • Dickson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Baker [Dickson County].
    • Texas
      • Angelina County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Baker [Angelina County].
      • Cottle County
      • This Baker is located in Cottle County and lies 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cottle County community of Baker.
      • Floyd County
      • Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Baker.
      • Parker County
      • This Baker is located in Parker County and lies 3,125 miles [5,029.2 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Baker.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Baker is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,262 miles [3,640.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Baker.
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Baker is located in Clark County and lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Baker.
    • West Virginia
      • Hardy County
      • This Baker is located in Hardy County and lies 3,289 miles [5,293.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardy County community of Baker.

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 wonder 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou Crossing
    • Caribou Crossing lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Baker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou Crossing
  • Eureka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Baker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Flag Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flag Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flag Crossing
    • Flag Crossing lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Baker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flag Crossing
  • Jennie M. Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennie M. Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennie M. Crossing
    • Jennie M. Crossing lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Baker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennie M. Crossing
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Manley Hot Springs
    • Rock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Crossing
      • Rock Crossing lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Baker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Crossing
    • Scotchmans Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotchmans Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotchmans Crossing
      • Scotchmans Crossing lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Baker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotchmans Crossing
    • Woodchopper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodchopper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodchopper
      • Woodchopper lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Baker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodchopper

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 beginning in Baker and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Baker to Juneau, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,741 miles [9,239.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,992 miles [8,033.8 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 Baker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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       In this case, the coordinates for Baker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Baker 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 4.874 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.584 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.729 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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