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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Bluff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bluff 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 Bluff:
    • 64.572778, -163.754167
    • 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 Bluff
  • 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 Bluff ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Bluff.

There is one other community in Alaska which is also named Bluff.

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

  • Communities Located In Alaska ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Bluff #1
      • This Bluff lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Fayette County
      • This Bluff is located in Fayette County and lies 3,718 miles [5,983.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bluff.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Bluff is located in Chatham County and lies 4,025 miles [6,477.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Bluff.
    • Kentucky
      • Caldwell County
      • This Bluff is located in Caldwell County and lies 3,515 miles [5,656.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Bluff.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • This Bluff is located in Tippah County and lies 3,640 miles [5,858 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Bluff.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Bluff lies 3,646 miles [5,867.7 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
    • North Carolina
      • Madison County
      • This Bluff is located in Madison County and lies 3,747 miles [6,030.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Bluff.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Bluff [Coshocton County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Bluff is located in Choctaw County and lies 3,480 miles [5,600.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Bluff.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Bluff is located in Greene County and lies 3,589 miles [5,775.9 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Bluff.
    • Texas
      • Fayette County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Fayette County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bluff.
    • Utah
      • San Juan County
      • This Bluff is located in San Juan County and lies 2,877 miles [4,630.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Bluff.
    • West Virginia
      • Summers County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Bluff [Summers County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluff ...

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.

  • Council
  • Lees Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Camp
    • Lees Camp lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Bluff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp

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 Bluff. 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)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bluff to Juneau, with an average speed<7>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 60 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,736 miles [6,012.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 146 days and walking would take 213 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,696 miles [9,166.8 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,358 miles [10,232.2 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluff. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluff) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.5728, Longitude: -163.7542       In this case, the coordinates for Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bluff 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.
<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 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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bluff to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 16.201 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 21.879 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 357.057 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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