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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Cordova, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cordova 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 Cordova:
    • 60.543287, -145.754044
    • 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 Cordova
  • 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 Cordova ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Cordova.

Within Alaska, the name Cordova is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • This Cordova is located in Walker County and lies 3,163 miles [5,090.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Cordova.
    • California
      • Sacramento County
      • This Cordova is located in Sacramento County and lies 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sacramento County community of Cordova.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Cordova is located in Clayton County and lies 3,268 miles [5,259.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Cordova.
      • Colquitt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Cordova [Colquitt County].
    • Illinois
      • Rock Island County
      • This Cordova is located in Rock Island County and lies 2,627 miles [4,227.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock Island County community of Cordova.
    • Iowa
      • Marion County
      • This Cordova is located in Marion County and lies 2,547 miles [4,099 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Cordova.
    • Kentucky
      • Grant County
      • This Cordova is located in Grant County and lies 2,990 miles [4,811.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Cordova.
    • Manitoba
      • This Cordova lies 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Cordova is located in Talbot County and lies 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Cordova.
    • Minnesota
      • Le Sueur County
      • This Cordova is located in Le Sueur County and lies 2,378 miles [3,827 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Sueur County community of Cordova.
    • Montana
      • Teton County
      • This Cordova is located in Teton County and lies 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Cordova.
    • Nebraska
      • Seward County
      • This Cordova is located in Seward County and lies 2,442 miles [3,930 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seward County community of Cordova.
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This Cordova is located in Rio Arriba County and lies 2,430 miles [3,910.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Cordova.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Cordova is located in Chautauqua County and lies 2,959 miles [4,762 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Cordova.
    • North Carolina
      • Richmond County
      • This Cordova is located in Richmond County and lies 3,347 miles [5,386.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Cordova.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Cordova.
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Cordova is located in Orangeburg County and lies 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Cordova.
    • Tennessee
      • Shelby County
      • This Cordova is located in Shelby County and lies 2,998 miles [4,824.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Cordova.
    • Virginia
      • Culpeper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Cordova [Culpeper County].
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Cordova is located in Greenbrier County and lies 3,155 miles [5,077.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Cordova.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cordova ...

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.

  • Crystal Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Falls
    • Crystal Falls lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cordova
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Falls
  • Orca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orca
    • Orca lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Cordova
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orca

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cordova to Juneau, with an average speed<4>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 25 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,225 miles [5,190.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 184 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,053 miles [9,741.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cordova: www.cordovachamber.com/

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- Cordova) 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 Cordova. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordova

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cordova. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5433, Longitude: -145.7540    
<2>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 Cordova 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.
<3>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.
<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 Cordova 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 0.842 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.244 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.456 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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