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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Dry Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dry 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 Dry Creek:
    • 63.653333, -144.665278
    • 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 Dry 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 Dry Creek ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Dry Creek.

Within Alaska, the name Dry Creek is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Fayette 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 Dry Creek [Fayette County].
    • Arkansas

      • Searcy 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 Arkansas community of Dry Creek [Searcy County].
    • California

      • Siskiyou 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 California community of Dry Creek [Siskiyou County].
    • Idaho

      • Bingham 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 Dry Creek [Bingham County].
    • Kansas

      • Cherokee 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 Dry Creek [Cherokee County].

      • Saline 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 Dry Creek [Saline County].

      • Sedgwick 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 Dry Creek [Sedgwick County].

      • Washington 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 Dry Creek [Washington County].
    • Kentucky

      • Knott County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Knott County and lies 3,093 miles [4,977.7 km]<3> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Dry Creek.
    • Louisiana

      • Beauregard Parish
      • This Dry Creek is located in Beauregard Parish and lies 3,179 miles [5,116.1 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beauregard Parish community of Dry Creek.

      • Calcasieu Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Dry Creek [Calcasieu Parish].
    • Mississippi

      • Covington 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 Mississippi community of Dry Creek [Covington County].

      • Tippah County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Tippah County and lies 3,067 miles [4,935.9 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Dry Creek.
    • Missouri

      • Crawford County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Crawford County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Dry Creek.
    • Nevada

      • Elko 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 Nevada community of Dry Creek [Elko County].
    • North Carolina

      • 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 North Carolina community of Dry Creek [Montgomery County].
    • Oklahoma

      • Cherokee County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Cherokee County and lies 2,823 miles [4,543.2 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Dry Creek.
    • Oregon

      • Benton County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Benton County and lies 1,564 miles [2,517 km]<3> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Dry Creek.
    • South Carolina

      • Lancaster 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 South Carolina community of Dry Creek [Lancaster County].
    • Tennessee

      • Carter 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 Tennessee community of Dry Creek [Carter County].

      • Washington County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Washington County and lies 3,167 miles [5,096.8 km]<3> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Dry Creek.
    • Utah

      • Salt Lake County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km]<3> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Dry Creek.
    • Washington

      • Walla Walla 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 Washington community of Dry Creek [Walla Walla County].
    • West Virginia

      • Raleigh County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Raleigh County and lies 3,102 miles [4,992.2 km]<3> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Dry Creek.
    • Wyoming

      • Park County
      • This Dry Creek is located in Park County and lies 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km]<3> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Park County community of Dry Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dry 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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Delta Junction

      • Delta Junction lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Dry Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
    • Dot Lake

      • Dot Lake lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Dry Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dot Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dry Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<3> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<3> per hour would take 29 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<3> per hour would take 20 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,179 miles [5,116.1 km]<3> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 181 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,839 miles [9,397 km]<3> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km]<3> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km]<3> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dry 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 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 Dry 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>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 Dry Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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- Dry 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 Dry Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: ZZZGoogle Map and Driving Directions starting from Dry Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6533, Longitude: -144.6653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Dry Creek 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 359.915 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 4.196 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 342.375 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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