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Chatham, Alaska

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The location of Chatham

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Chatham 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 Chatham. 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 Chatham.

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

The website, centered on Chatham.

How Far From Chatham to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Chatham to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,848 miles [4,583.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 162 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,236 miles [10,035.9 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 6,969 miles [11,215.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chatham ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Chatham.

While the name Chatham is unique within Alaska, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Tolland County

Our profile page for Chatham, Tolland County

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


New Castle County

Our profile page for Chatham, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,860 miles [4,602.7 km] to the East.


Monroe County

Our profile page for Chatham, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,402 miles [5,475 km] to the East Southeast.


Cook County

Our profile page for Chatham, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,317 miles [3,728.9 km] to the East.

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Chatham, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Bracken County

Our profile page for Chatham, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,599 miles [4,182.7 km] to the East.


Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Chatham, Jackson Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 2,639 miles [4,247.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Harford County

Our profile page for Chatham, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,846 miles [4,580.2 km] to the East.

Howard County

Our profile page for Chatham, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,837 miles [4,565.7 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Chatham, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,847 miles [4,581.8 km] to the East.


Barnstable County

Our profile page for Chatham, Barnstable County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,973 miles [4,784.6 km] to the East.


Alger County

Our profile page for Chatham, Alger County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the East.


Kittson County

Our profile page for Chatham, Kittson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the East.

Wright County

Our profile page for Chatham, Wright County

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

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


Washington County

Our profile page for Chatham, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,642 miles [4,251.9 km] to the East Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Chatham   [Map]

Distance: About 2,885 miles [4,643 km] to the East Northeast.

New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Chatham, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,817 miles [4,533.5 km] to the East.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Chatham, Morris County

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

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

New York

Columbia County

Our profile page for Chatham, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,807 miles [4,517.4 km] to the East.


Licking County

Our profile page for Chatham, Licking County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,585 miles [4,160.2 km] to the East.

Medina County

Our profile page for Chatham, Medina County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,555 miles [4,111.9 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Chatham   [Map]

Distance: About 2,487 miles [4,002.4 km] to the East.


Chester County

Our profile page for Chatham, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,846 miles [4,580.2 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Chatham   [Map]

Distance: About 2,623 miles [4,221.3 km] to the East.


Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Chatham, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km] to the East.


Washakie County

Our profile page for Chatham, Washakie County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chatham ...

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.

Cannery   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Chatham   [Map]

Cube Cove   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Freshwater Bay   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hood Bay   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chatham. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chatham) 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 Chatham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chatham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.5153, Longitude: -134.9436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chatham 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 Chatham 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 351.663 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.042 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.686 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 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 Chatham 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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