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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Birchwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Birchwood and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Birchwood:
    • 61.405278, -149.468889
    • 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 Birchwood
  • 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 Birchwood ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Birchwood.

Within Alaska, the name Birchwood is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seventeen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski 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 Birchwood [Pulaski County].
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Birchwood is located in Hartford County and lies 3,320 miles [5,343 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Birchwood.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Birchwood is located in Cook County and lies 2,824 miles [4,544.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Birchwood.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Birchwood is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 3,351 miles [5,392.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Birchwood.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Birchwood is located in Berrien County and lies 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Birchwood.
      • Cheboygan County
      • This Birchwood is located in Cheboygan County and lies 2,745 miles [4,417.6 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheboygan County community of Birchwood.
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Birchwood is located in Washington County and lies 2,491 miles [4,008.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Birchwood.
    • New York
      • Nassau 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 New York community of Birchwood [Nassau County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Birchwood is located in Alamance County and lies 3,415 miles [5,495.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Birchwood.
      • Pitt County
      • This Birchwood is located in Pitt County and lies 3,506 miles [5,642.4 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Birchwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Birchwood lies 3,009 miles [4,842.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Birchwood is located in Hamilton County and lies 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Birchwood.
      • Meigs 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 Birchwood [Meigs County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Birchwood is located in Montgomery County and lies 3,125 miles [5,029.2 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Birchwood.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Birchwood is located in Whatcom County and lies 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Birchwood.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kewaunee County
      • This Birchwood is located in Kewaunee County and lies 2,700 miles [4,345.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kewaunee County community of Birchwood.
      • Washburn County
      • This Birchwood is located in Washburn County and lies 2,508 miles [4,036.2 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washburn County community of Birchwood.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cottonwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Birchwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Eagle River
  • Homesite Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homesite Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homesite Park
    • Homesite Park lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Birchwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homesite Park
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Birchwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
      • Knik lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Birchwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Birchwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Mountain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Birchwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Birchwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Wonder Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Park
      • Wonder Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Birchwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonder Park

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Birchwood to Juneau, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 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 Birchwood. 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 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.
<2>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- 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       In this case, the coordinates for Birchwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Birchwood 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 4.004 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.71 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.209 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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