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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Black, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Black 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 Black:
    • 62.336111, -165.335000
    • 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 Black
  • 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 Black ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Black.

Within Alaska, the name Black is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva County
      • This Black is located in Geneva County and lies 4,012 miles [6,456.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geneva County community of Black.
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Black [Bulloch County].
    • Idaho
      • Jerome County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Black [Jerome County].
    • Illinois
      • Edwards County
      • This Black is located in Edwards County and lies 3,511 miles [5,650.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edwards County community of Black.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Black is located in Reynolds County and lies 3,474 miles [5,590.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Black.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Black is located in Guernsey County and lies 3,625 miles [5,833.9 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Black.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Black [Garfield County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Black is located in Bradford County and lies 3,682 miles [5,925.6 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Black.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood County
      • This Black is located in Greenwood County and lies 3,929 miles [6,323.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Black.
    • South Dakota
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Black [Jackson County].
    • Texas
      • Parmer County
      • This Black is located in Parmer County and lies 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parmer County community of Black.
      • Titus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Black [Titus County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wyoming County
      • This Black is located in Wyoming County and lies 3,780 miles [6,083.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Black.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black ...

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.

In the vicinity of Black, New Knockhock is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast

How Far From Black to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Black to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Black to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 62 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,829 miles [6,162.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 150 days and walking would take 218 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,830 miles [9,382.5 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black. 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 '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- Black) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.3361, Longitude: -165.3350       In this case, the coordinates for Black have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Black 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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Black to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 17.464 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 23.372 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 358.302 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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