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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Fairbanks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks:
    • 64.83697, -147.726474
    • 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 Fairbanks
       
  • 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 Fairbanks ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Fairbanks.

Within Alaska, the name Fairbanks is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arkansas

      • Van Buren County

      • This Fairbanks is located in Van Buren County and lies 3,026 miles [4,869.9 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Fairbanks.
    • California

      • El Dorado County
      • This Fairbanks is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Fairbanks.
    • Florida

      • Alachua County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Alachua County and lies 3,658 miles [5,887 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alachua County community of Fairbanks.
    • Georgia

      • Floyd County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Fairbanks [Floyd County].
    • Illinois

      • Moultrie County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Moultrie County and lies 2,884 miles [4,641.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Fairbanks.
    • Indiana

      • Sullivan County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Sullivan County and lies 2,942 miles [4,734.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Fairbanks.
    • Kentucky

      • Graves County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Graves County and lies 3,069 miles [4,939.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graves County community of Fairbanks.

      • Owen County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Owen County and lies 3,069 miles [4,939.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owen County community of Fairbanks.
    • Louisiana

      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Fairbanks is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 3,201 miles [5,151.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Fairbanks.
    • Maine

      • Franklin County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Franklin County and lies 3,137 miles [5,048.5 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Fairbanks.
    • Michigan

      • Kalkaska County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Fairbanks [Kalkaska County].

      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Fairbanks [Oakland County].

      • Otsego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Fairbanks [Otsego County].
    • Minnesota

      • Saint Louis County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Saint Louis County and lies 2,356 miles [3,791.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Fairbanks.
    • New Mexico

      • Chaves County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Chaves County and lies 2,821 miles [4,540 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaves County community of Fairbanks.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Fairbanks lies 3,286 miles [5,288.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
    • Oregon

      • Wasco County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Wasco County and lies 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasco County community of Fairbanks.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Westmoreland County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Westmoreland County and lies 3,104 miles [4,995.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Fairbanks.
    • South Carolina

      • Lexington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Fairbanks [Lexington County].
    • Texas

      • Harris County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Harris County and lies 3,274 miles [5,269 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Fairbanks.
    • Vermont

      • Caledonia County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Caledonia County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caledonia County community of Fairbanks.
    • Washington

      • Whitman County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Whitman County and lies 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Fairbanks.
    • West Virginia

      • Braxton County
      • This Fairbanks is located in Braxton County and lies 3,171 miles [5,103.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairbanks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Braxton County community of Fairbanks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairbanks ...

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 ...

    • Aurora

      • Aurora lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Aurora
    • Badger

      • Badger lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Badger
    • College

      • College lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on College
    • Dogpatch

      • Dogpatch lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dogpatch
    • Fox

      • Fox lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fox
    • Musk Ox

      • Musk Ox lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Musk Ox
    • Slaterville

      • Slaterville lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Slaterville
    • Totem Park

      • Totem Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairbanks
      • Link to Google Map centered on Totem Park

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Fairbanks to Juneau, with an average speed<4>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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 25 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,268 miles [5,259.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,755 miles [9,261.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,980 miles [8,014.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairbanks: www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fairbanks) 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 Fairbanks. 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 Fairbanks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbanks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8370, Longitude: -147.7265     [Map].
<2>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 Fairbanks 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.
<3>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 Fairbanks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Fairbanks 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 2.535 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 7.042 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.624 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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