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The location of Chilkat









Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Chilkat to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,886 miles [4,644.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 113 days and walking would take 164 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,205 miles [8,376.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chilkat ...

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.

Covenant Life   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Chilkat   [Map]

Meadows (BC)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mosquito Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mud Bay   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Camp (BC)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rainy Hollow (BC)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chilkat. 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' (or 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- Chilkat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilkat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.3997, Longitude: -135.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chilkat 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 Chilkat 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 352.467 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.968 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.196 degrees.

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