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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Eagle River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eagle River 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 Eagle River:
    • 61.321576, -149.559982
    • 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 Eagle River
       
  • 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 Eagle River ...

We have found four communities that share the name Eagle River.

Within Alaska, the name Eagle River is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Michigan

      • Keweenaw County

      • This Eagle River is located in Keweenaw County and lies 2,532 miles [4,074.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Eagle River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keweenaw County community of Eagle River.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Eagle River lies 3,172 miles [5,104.8 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Eagle River
    • Ontario
      • This Eagle River lies 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Eagle River
    • Wisconsin

      • Vilas County
      • This Eagle River is located in Vilas County and lies 2,574 miles [4,142.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Eagle River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vilas County community of Eagle River.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eagle River ...

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 ...

    • Anchorage

      • Anchorage lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Anchorage
    • Birchwood

      • Birchwood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Birchwood
    • Cottonwood

      • Cottonwood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cottonwood
    • Green Acres

      • Green Acres lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Green Acres
    • Homesite Park

      • Homesite Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Homesite Park
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City

      • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Knik

      • Knik lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Knik
    • Mountain View

      • Mountain View lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mountain View
    • Peters Creek

      • Peters Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Peters Creek
    • Rogers Park

      • Rogers Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Rogers Park
    • Wonder Park

      • Wonder Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wonder Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Eagle River. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...

    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Eagle River to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 22 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,346 miles [5,384.9 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,994 miles [9,646.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,691 miles [10,768.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Eagle River) 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 Eagle River. 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 Eagle River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.3216, Longitude: -149.5600     [Map].
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<3>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.
<4>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 Eagle River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.082 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.797 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.283 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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