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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Deering, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Deering 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 Deering:
    • 66.075783, -162.724341
    • 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 Deering
  • 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 Deering ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Deering.

Within Alaska, the name Deering is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Deering [Cook County].
    • Kansas
      • Montgomery 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 Deering [Montgomery County].
    • Kentucky
      • Whitley 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 Kentucky community of Deering [Whitley County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Deering [Aroostook County].
      • Cumberland County
      • This Deering is located in Cumberland County and lies 3,574 miles [5,751.8 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Deering.
    • Missouri
      • Pemiscot County
      • This Deering is located in Pemiscot County and lies 3,485 miles [5,608.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pemiscot County community of Deering.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Deering is located in Hillsborough County and lies 3,570 miles [5,745.4 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Deering.
    • North Dakota
      • McHenry County
      • This Deering is located in McHenry County and lies 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Deering.
    • Ohio
      • Lawrence County
      • This Deering is located in Lawrence County and lies 3,551 miles [5,714.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Deering.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Deering ...

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.

  • Candle
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candle
    • Candle lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Deering
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candle
  • Fink Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fink Creek
    • Fink Creek lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Deering
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fink Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fink Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Deering 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 3,679 miles [5,920.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,605 miles [9,020.4 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 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,968 miles [7,995.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.0758, Longitude: -162.7243    
<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 Deering 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 15.383 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.919 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 356.227 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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