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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Coal Creek:
    • 65.304973, -143.154126
    • 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 Coal Creek
  • 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

Communities Also Named Coal Creek ...

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

Within Alaska, the name Coal Creek is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, ten are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Coal Creek.
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Fremont County and lies 2,397 miles [3,857.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Coal Creek.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Jefferson County and lies 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Coal Creek.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Fountain County and lies 2,772 miles [4,461.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fountain County community of Coal Creek.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Keokuk County and lies 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keokuk County community of Coal Creek.
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Coal Creek [Atchison County].
      • Ottawa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Coal Creek [Ottawa County].
    • Montana
      • McCone County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Coal Creek [McCone County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Coal Creek lies 3,041 miles [4,894 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Le Flore County and lies 2,860 miles [4,602.7 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Flore County community of Coal Creek.
    • Washington
      • Cowlitz County
      • This Coal Creek is located in Cowlitz County and lies 1,518 miles [2,443 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowlitz County community of Coal Creek.
      • King County
      • This Coal Creek is located in King County and lies 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Coal Creek.

How Far From Coal Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 beginning in Coal Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Coal Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<4>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) 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,724 miles [9,211.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Coal Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coal Creek) 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 Coal Creek. 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 Coal Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.3050, Longitude: -143.1541    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 358.62 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 2.779 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 341.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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