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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Crooked Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crooked 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 Crooked Creek:
    • 61.869738, -158.125969
    • 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 Crooked 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 Crooked Creek ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Crooked Creek.

Within Alaska, the name Crooked Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Crooked Creek [Cullman County].
      • Lee County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Lee County and lies 3,701 miles [5,956.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Crooked Creek.
    • Alberta
      • This Crooked Creek lies 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
    • Indiana
      • Steuben County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Crooked Creek [Steuben County].
    • Kansas
      • Ford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Crooked Creek [Ford County].
      • Jefferson 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 Crooked Creek [Jefferson County].
      • McPherson 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 Crooked Creek [McPherson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Estill County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Estill County and lies 3,462 miles [5,571.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Estill County community of Crooked Creek.
      • Pike County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Pike County and lies 3,523 miles [5,669.7 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Crooked Creek.
    • Missouri
      • Shelby County
      • Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Crooked Creek.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Henderson County and lies 3,644 miles [5,864.4 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Crooked Creek.
    • Ontario
      • This Crooked Creek lies 3,291 miles [5,296.4 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Crooked Creek [Huntingdon County].
      • Tioga County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Tioga County and lies 3,445 miles [5,544.2 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Crooked Creek.
    • Tennessee
      • Perry County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Perry County and lies 3,439 miles [5,534.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Crooked Creek.
    • West Virginia
      • Logan County
      • This Crooked Creek is located in Logan County and lies 3,514 miles [5,655.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Crooked Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crooked 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Flat
  • Georgetown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Crooked Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown

How Far From Crooked Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Crooked Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Crooked Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 33 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,615 miles [5,817.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 142 days and walking would take 206 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,919 miles [9,525.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Crooked 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.
<2>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- Crooked Creek) 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 Crooked 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 Crooked Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crooked Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.8697, Longitude: -158.1260    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Crooked Creek 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 11.361 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.753 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.786 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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