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The location of Buckland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Buckland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Buckland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Buckland.

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Buckland.

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Buckland to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,638 miles [5,854.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 143 days and walking would take 207 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,622 miles [9,047.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,294 miles [10,129.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Buckland ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Buckland.

While the name Buckland is unique within Alaska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Buckland, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,587 miles [5,772.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Iowa

Allamakee County

Our profile page for Buckland, Allamakee County

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

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

Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Buckland, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,534 miles [5,687.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Buckland, Phelps County

This community is historic.<8>

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

North Carolina

Gates County

Our profile page for Buckland, Gates County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,790 miles [6,099.4 km] to the East.

Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Buckland, Auglaize County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,336 miles [5,368.8 km] to the East.

Quebec

Our profile page for Buckland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,357 miles [5,402.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for Buckland, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,627 miles [5,837.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckland ...

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.

Candle   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West of Buckland   [Map]

Elephant Point   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buckland. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Buckland) 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 Buckland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.9785, Longitude: -161.1281     [Map].

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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 Buckland 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 14.016 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 19.45 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 354.981 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 Buckland 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>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 Buckland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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