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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Dairy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dairy 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 Dairy:
    • 55.306895, -131.567505
    • 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 Dairy
  • 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 Dairy ...

We have found three communities that share the name Dairy.

Within Alaska, the name Dairy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Owyhee 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 Idaho community of Dairy [Owyhee County].
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Dairy is located in Monroe County and lies 2,526 miles [4,065.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dairy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Dairy.
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • This Dairy is located in Klamath County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<2> to the south southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dairy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klamath County community of Dairy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dairy ...

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.

  • Clover Pass
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Pass
    • Clover Pass lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Pass
  • Herring Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring Cove
    • Herring Cove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring Cove
  • Mountain Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Point
    • Mountain Point lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Point
  • Mud Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Bay
    • Mud Bay lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Bay
  • Refuge Cove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge Cove
    • Refuge Cove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge Cove
  • Shoreline Drive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreline Drive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Drive
    • Shoreline Drive lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Dairy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline Drive

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 233 miles [375 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dairy to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,716 miles [4,371 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 106 days and walking would take 155 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,106 miles [11,436 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,392 miles [8,677.6 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 Dairy. 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 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 Dairy 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dairy) 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 Dairy. 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 Dairy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dairy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3069, Longitude: -131.5675    
<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 Dairy 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 348.801 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 351.783 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 333.457 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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