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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Barnum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Barnum 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 Barnum:
    • 59.250000, -161.383333
    • 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 Barnum
  • 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 Barnum ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Barnum.

Within Alaska, the name Barnum is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield 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 Connecticut community of Barnum [Fairfield County].
    • Iowa
      • Webster County
      • This Barnum is located in Webster County and lies 2,989 miles [4,810.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Barnum.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Barnum [Marquette County].
    • Minnesota
      • Carlton County
      • This Barnum is located in Carlton County and lies 2,851 miles [4,588.2 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carlton County community of Barnum.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Barnum is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 3,560 miles [5,729.3 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Barnum.
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Barnum is located in Polk County and lies 3,592 miles [5,780.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Barnum.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral County
      • This Barnum is located in Mineral County and lies 3,673 miles [5,911.1 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Barnum.
    • Wisconsin
      • Crawford County
      • This Barnum is located in Crawford County and lies 3,076 miles [4,950.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Barnum.
    • Wyoming
      • Johnson County
      • This Barnum is located in Johnson County and lies 2,490 miles [4,007.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Barnum.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barnum ...

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.

  • Goodnews Bay
  • Goodnews Mining Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodnews Mining Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodnews Mining Camp
    • Goodnews Mining Camp lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Barnum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodnews Mining Camp
  • Platinum
  • Twin Hills

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Barnum to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 55 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 38 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,772 miles [6,070.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 148 days and walking would take 215 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,071 miles [9,770.3 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.2500, Longitude: -161.3833       In this case, the coordinates for Barnum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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.
<6>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 Barnum to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 14.081 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 19.856 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.326 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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