Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Christian, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Christian 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 Christian:
- 67.360000, -145.196111
- 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 Christian
- 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:
Communities Also Named Christian ...
We have found three communities that share the name Christian.
Within Alaska, the name Christian is unique.
Beyond Alaska, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
- Palo Pinto County
- We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Christian [Palo Pinto County].
- Augusta County
- This Christian is located in Augusta County and lies 3,181 miles [5,119.3 km]<2> to the east.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Christian.
- West Virginia
- Logan County
- This Christian is located in Logan County and lies 3,141 miles [5,054.9 km]<2> to the east.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Christian.
How Far From Christian to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Christian to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Christian and extending to:
- View Our List ...
- Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Christian to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
- The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,196 miles [5,143.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 182 days.
- The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,583 miles [8,985 km] and it lies to the north (N).<5>
- The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,293 miles [10,127.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
- The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,793 miles [7,713.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Christian. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Christian 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.
|<2>||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- Christian) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Christian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.3600, Longitude: -145.1961 In this case, the coordinates for Christian have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<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 Christian 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 0.372 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 4.675 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 342.404 degrees.||