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Boundary, Alaska

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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Boundary, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boundary 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 Boundary:
    • 64.08333, -141.01667
    • 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 Boundary
  • 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

Communities Also Named Boundary ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Boundary.

Within Alaska, the name Boundary is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, three are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Boundary lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
    • Maine
      • Franklin 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 Maine community of Boundary [Franklin County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Boundary lies 2,849 miles [4,585 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
    • Quebec
      • This Boundary lies 2,888 miles [4,647.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
    • Washington
      • Stevens 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 Washington community of Boundary [Stevens County].
      • Whatcom County
      • This Boundary is located in Whatcom County and lies 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Boundary.
    • Yukon
      • This Boundary lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the north.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boundary ...

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.

  • Chicken
  • Forty Mile
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forty Mile came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forty Mile
    • Forty Mile lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boundary
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forty Mile
  • Glacier Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glacier Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glacier Creek
    • Glacier Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boundary
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glacier Creek
  • Jack Wade - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack Wade
    • Jack Wade was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Boundary

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Boundary to Juneau, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 26 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,068 miles [4,937.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 120 days and walking would take 175 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,806 miles [9,343.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,524 miles [10,499.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,968 miles [7,995.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boundary. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boundary) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boundary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boundary
<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 Boundary 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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>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 Boundary 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 356.798 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 0.787 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 339.535 degrees.






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