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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Falls 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 Falls:
    • 60.420000, -149.370278
    • 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 Falls
       
  • 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 Falls ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Falls.

Within Alaska, the name Falls is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • British Columbia
      • This Falls lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
    • Georgia

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

      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Falls [Washington County].
    • Kansas

      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Falls [Sumner County].
    • Maine

      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Falls [Hancock County].
    • Maryland

      • Baltimore County
      • This Falls is located in Baltimore County and lies 3,334 miles [5,365.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Falls.
    • Massachusetts

      • Hampshire County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Falls [Hampshire County].
    • Michigan

      • Ontonagon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Falls [Ontonagon County].
    • New York

      • Niagara County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Falls [Niagara County].

      • Tompkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Falls [Tompkins County].
    • North Carolina

      • Wake County
      • This Falls is located in Wake County and lies 3,456 miles [5,561.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Falls.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Falls lies 3,441 miles [5,537.8 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
    • Pennsylvania

      • Philadelphia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Falls [Philadelphia County].

      • Wyoming County
      • This Falls is located in Wyoming County and lies 3,252 miles [5,233.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Falls.
    • Virginia

      • Nottoway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Falls [Nottoway County].

      • Stafford County
      • This Falls is located in Stafford County and lies 3,359 miles [5,405.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Falls.
    • West Virginia

      • Grant County
      • This Falls is located in Grant County and lies 3,263 miles [5,251.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Falls.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Falls ...

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 ...

    • Crown Point

      • Crown Point lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Crown Point
    • Hope

      • Hope lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hope
    • Lakeview

      • Lakeview lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lakeview
    • Lawing

      • Lawing lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lawing
    • Moose Pass

      • Moose Pass lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Moose Pass
    • Silvertip

      • Silvertip lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silvertip
    • Snug Harbor

      • Snug Harbor lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Snug Harbor
    • Sunrise

      • Sunrise lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Falls
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sunrise

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Falls 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 31 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 3,348 miles [5,388.1 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,289 miles [8,511.8 km]<1> 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 Falls. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Falls) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4200, Longitude: -149.3703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Falls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Falls 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.
<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 Falls 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 3.917 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.637 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.192 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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