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Elim, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Elim, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elim 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 Elim:
    • 64.616752, -162.261623
    • 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 Elim
  • 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

Communities Also Named Elim ...

We have found five communities that share the name Elim.

Within Alaska, the name Elim is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Georgia

      • Long County

      • This Elim is located in Long County and lies 3,978 miles [6,402 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elim
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Long County community of Elim.
    • Missouri

      • Shelby County
      • Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Elim.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Cambria County
      • This Elim is located in Cambria County and lies 3,556 miles [5,722.8 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elim
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Elim.

      • Lancaster County
      • This Elim is located in Lancaster County and lies 3,667 miles [5,901.5 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elim
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Elim.
    • South Carolina

      • Florence County
      • This Elim is located in Florence County and lies 3,899 miles [6,274.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elim
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Elim.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elim ...

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.

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    • Council

      • Council lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Elim
      • Link to Google Map centered on Council
    • Moses Point

      • Moses Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Elim
      • Link to Google Map centered on Moses Point

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Elim to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 40 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,692 miles [5,941.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 145 days and walking would take 210 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,705 miles [9,181.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,371 miles [10,253.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elim) 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 Elim. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elim

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elim. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.6168, Longitude: -162.2616     [Map].
<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.
<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 Elim to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 14.934 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.507 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.898 degrees.






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