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Donnelly, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Donnelly.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Donnelly, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Donnelly and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Donnelly and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Donnelly. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Donnelly.

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

The website, centered on Donnelly.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Donnelly and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Donnelly to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,216 miles [5,175.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 183 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,837 miles [9,393.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,042 miles [8,114.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Donnelly ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Donnelly.

While the name Donnelly is unique within Alaska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Our profile page for Donnelly   [Map]

Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Valley County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Valley County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the Southeast.


Marion County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Marion County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Lee County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Lee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .


Montmorency County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Montmorency County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,655 miles [4,272.8 km] to the East.


Stevens County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Stevens County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,261 miles [3,638.7 km] to the East.


Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Donnelly, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,067 miles [4,935.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Donnelly ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Delta Junction   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North of Donnelly   [Map]

Dry Creek   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Donnelly) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donnelly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6736, Longitude: -145.8833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Donnelly have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Donnelly to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 0.955 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.333 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.306 degrees.

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<7>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 Donnelly 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.

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