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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • 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 Chicken:
    • 64.073163, -141.938483
    • 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 Chicken
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chicken ...

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.

  • Boundary
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boundary
    • Boundary lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Chicken
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
  • Jack Wade - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack Wade
    • Jack Wade was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Chicken

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Chicken to Juneau, with an average speed<3>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 27 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,096 miles [4,982.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 121 days and walking would take 176 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,808 miles [9,347.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<5>
    • 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).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,979 miles [8,012.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chicken. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.0732, Longitude: -141.9385    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Chicken to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 357.585 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 1.648 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 340.243 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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