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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Fish Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fish 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 Fish Creek:
    • 58.330556, -134.591667
    • 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 Fish 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 Fish Creek ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Fish Creek.

Within Alaska, the name Fish Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arizona

      • Maricopa County

      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Fish Creek [Maricopa County].

      • This Fish Creek was located in Maricopa County and would have been 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
    • Florida

      • Taylor County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Taylor County and lies 3,094 miles [4,979.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Fish Creek.
    • Georgia

      • Polk County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Polk County and lies 2,805 miles [4,514.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Fish Creek.
    • Louisiana

      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Fish Creek is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 2,649 miles [4,263.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Fish Creek.
    • Montana

      • Madison 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 Montana community of Fish Creek [Madison County].
    • Nevada

      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Fish Creek.
    • New York

      • Lewis County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Lewis County and lies 2,663 miles [4,285.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Fish Creek.

      • Oneida 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 Fish Creek [Oneida County].

      • Ulster County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Ulster County and lies 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Fish Creek.
    • Ohio

      • Summit County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Summit County and lies 2,565 miles [4,128 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Fish Creek.
    • Wisconsin

      • Door County
      • This Fish Creek is located in Door County and lies 2,163 miles [3,481 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Door County community of Fish Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fish 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 ...

    • Cube Cove

      • Cube Cove lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cube Cove
    • Excursion Inlet

      • Excursion Inlet lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Excursion Inlet
    • Fairhaven

      • Fairhaven lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairhaven
    • Freshwater Bay

      • Freshwater Bay lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Freshwater Bay
    • Hawk Inlet

      • Hawk Inlet lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hawk Inlet
    • Juneau

      • Juneau lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Juneau
    • Lemon Creek

      • Lemon Creek lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lemon Creek
    • Lena Beach

      • Lena Beach lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fish Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lena Beach

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies just to the east southeast (ESE).

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,837 miles [4,565.7 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Fish Creek to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take 6 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 162 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 111 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km]<2> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fish Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fish Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fish Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3306, Longitude: -134.5917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fish Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Fish 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.
<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 Fish 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 351.364 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 354.722 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.347 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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