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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Craig, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Craig 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 Craig:
    • 55.476786, -133.140568
    • 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 Craig
  • 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 Craig ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Craig.

Within Alaska, the name Craig is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Craig is located in Blount County and lies 2,650 miles [4,264.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Craig.
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Craig.
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Craig [Butte County].
      • Modoc 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 California community of Craig [Modoc County].
    • Colorado
      • Moffat County
      • This Craig is located in Moffat County and lies 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moffat County community of Craig.
    • Florida
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Craig [Monroe County].
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett 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 Georgia community of Craig [Gwinnett County].
    • Illinois
      • Perry 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 Illinois community of Craig [Perry County].
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Craig is located in Decatur County and lies 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Craig.
      • Switzerland 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 Indiana community of Craig [Switzerland County].
    • Iowa
      • Plymouth County
      • This Craig is located in Plymouth County and lies 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Craig.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • This Craig is located in Johnson County and lies 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Craig.
      • Osage 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 Craig [Osage County].
    • Michigan
      • Houghton 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 Michigan community of Craig [Houghton County].
    • Mississippi
      • Humphreys County
      • This Craig is located in Humphreys County and lies 2,556 miles [4,113.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humphreys County community of Craig.
      • Yazoo 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 Mississippi community of Craig [Yazoo County].
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This Craig is located in Holt County and lies 2,007 miles [3,230 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Craig.
    • Montana
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Craig is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Craig.
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This Craig is located in Burt County and lies 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Craig.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Craig lies 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
    • New Mexico
      • Socorro County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Craig [Socorro County].
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell 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 North Carolina community of Craig [McDowell County].
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Craig is located in Guernsey County and lies 2,550 miles [4,103.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Craig.
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain 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 Oklahoma community of Craig [McCurtain County].
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Craig is located in Pittsburg County and lies 2,271 miles [3,654.8 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Craig.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Craig is located in Lackawanna County and lies 2,709 miles [4,359.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Craig.
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • This Craig is located in Rusk County and lies 2,441 miles [3,928.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Craig.
    • Virginia
      • Henry County
      • This Craig is located in Henry County and lies 2,771 miles [4,459.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Craig.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craig ...

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.

  • Coppermount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coppermount have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppermount
    • Coppermount lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coppermount
  • Edna Bay
  • Salt Chuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Chuck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Chuck
    • Salt Chuck lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Chuck
  • Waterfall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterfall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterfall
    • Waterfall lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterfall
  • Whale Pass

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Craig to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,778 miles [4,470.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 109 days and walking would take 158 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,364 miles [10,241.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,408 miles [8,703.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Craig: www.craigak.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Craig) 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 Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craig

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4768, Longitude: -133.1406    
<2>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 Craig, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Craig 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Craig to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 350.13 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 353.286 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.569 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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