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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Council, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Council 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 Council:
    • 64.895016, -163.676679
    • 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 Council
  • 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 Council ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Council.

Within Alaska, the name Council is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lee County
      • This Council is located in Lee County and lies 3,576 miles [5,755 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Council.
    • Florida
      • Lee County
      • This Council is located in Lee County and lies 4,341 miles [6,986.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Council.
    • Georgia
      • Clinch County
      • This Council is located in Clinch County and lies 4,063 miles [6,538.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinch County community of Council.
    • Idaho
      • Adams County
      • This Council is located in Adams County and lies 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Council.
    • North Carolina
      • Bladen County
      • This Council is located in Bladen County and lies 3,952 miles [6,360.1 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Council.
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian 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 Oklahoma community of Council [Canadian County].
      • Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma community of Council [Oklahoma County].
    • Virginia
      • Buchanan County
      • This Council is located in Buchanan County and lies 3,691 miles [5,940.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Council.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Council ...

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.

  • Bluff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
    • Bluff lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Council
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
  • Iron Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Creek
    • Iron Creek lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Council
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Creek
  • Lees Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Camp
    • Lees Camp lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Council to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 60 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,727 miles [5,998 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 146 days and walking would take 212 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,676 miles [9,134.6 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Council. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Council) 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 Council. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Council

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8950, Longitude: -163.6767    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Council 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 Council 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 16.147 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 21.804 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 356.992 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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