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The location of Birchwood









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Birchwood 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,342 miles [5,378.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 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 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Birchwood ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Birchwood.

While the name Birchwood is unique within Alaska, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Pulaski County

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

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

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,320 miles [5,343 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,824 miles [4,544.8 km] to the East.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,351 miles [5,392.9 km] to the East.

Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Berrien County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km] to the East.

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Cheboygan County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,745 miles [4,417.6 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,491 miles [4,008.9 km] to the East.

New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Nassau County

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

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

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Alamance County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,415 miles [5,495.9 km] to the East.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,506 miles [5,642.4 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Birchwood   [Map]

Distance: About 3,009 miles [4,842.5 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km] to the East.

Meigs County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Meigs County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

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

Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Kewaunee County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,700 miles [4,345.2 km] to the East.

Washburn County

Our profile page for Birchwood, Washburn County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,508 miles [4,036.2 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Birchwood ...

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.

Cottonwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Birchwood   [Map]

Eagle River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Homesite Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Knik   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadow Lakes   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Mountain View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Peters Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Wonder Park   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Birchwood. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Born as Ada Blackjack Delutuk)

Explorer. She was born in Solomon (Alaska) on Tueday May 10, 1898 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Sunday May 29, 1983 at an age of 85. She was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Birchwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Blackjack Johnson<8>

Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Artist. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday October 14, 1865 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Thursday September 12, 1940 at an age of 74. He was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Birchwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birchwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4053, Longitude: -149.4689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Birchwood 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 Birchwood 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 4.004 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.209 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 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 Birchwood 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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