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Coal Creek, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Coal Creek 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,134 miles [5,043.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 123 days and walking would take 178 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,724 miles [9,211.9 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 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Coal Creek ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Coal Creek.

While the name Coal Creek is unique within Alaska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Coal Creek   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Southeast.


Fremont County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,397 miles [3,857.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Fountain County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Fountain County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,772 miles [4,461.1 km] to the East.


Keokuk County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Keokuk County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Atchison County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Atchison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Ottawa County

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

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


McCone County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, McCone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the East Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Coal Creek   [Map]

Distance: About 3,041 miles [4,894 km] to the East Northeast.


Le Flore County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Le Flore County   [Map]

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


Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, Cowlitz County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Southeast.

King County

Our profile page for Coal Creek, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coal Creek ...

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.

Central   -   50 miles [80.5 km] to the West of Coal Creek   [Map]

Circle   -   44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Coal Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.3053, Longitude: -143.1536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal Creek 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 Coal Creek 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 358.62 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 2.778 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 341.043 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Coal Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Coal Creek 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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