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Chatanika, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Chatanika to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,260 miles [5,246.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,737 miles [9,232.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,441 miles [10,365.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,960 miles [7,982.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chatanika ...

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.

Aurora   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest of Chatanika   [Map]

Badger   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

College   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dogpatch   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fox   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Musk Ox   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Slaterville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Totem Park   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Two Rivers   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Chatanika) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatanika. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.1122, Longitude: -147.4772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chatanika have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Chatanika 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 2.323 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 6.808 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.408 degrees.

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