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The location of Chickaloon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Chickaloon 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 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 188 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,965 miles [9,599.7 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 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chickaloon ...

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Chickaloon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chickaloon ...

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.

Buffalo Soapstone   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West of Chickaloon   [Map]

Farm Loop   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fishhook   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Jonesville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Knik River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lazy Mountain   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lucky Shot Landing   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Meadow Lakes   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]

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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 from Point A (ie- Chickaloon) 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 Chickaloon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chickaloon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chickaloon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.7760, Longitude: -148.4893     [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 Chickaloon 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 3.172 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 7.788 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.441 degrees.

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