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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Fishhook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fishhook 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 Fishhook:
    • 61.7562, -149.22467
    • 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 Fishhook
  • 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 Fishhook ...

We have found two communities that share the name Fishhook.

There is one other community in Alaska which is also named Fishhook.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Fishhook in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alaska ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Fishhook #1
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Fishhook.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Pike County
      • This Fishhook is located in Pike County and lies 2,830 miles [4,554.4 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Fishhook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fishhook ...

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.

  • Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Soapstone
    • Buffalo Soapstone lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Fishhook
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Soapstone
  • Cottonwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Fishhook
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Fishhook
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Jonesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Fishhook
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Knik River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik River
      • Knik River lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Fishhook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik River
    • Lazy Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Mountain
      • Lazy Mountain lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Fishhook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Mountain
    • Lucky Shot Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky Shot Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Shot Landing
      • Lucky Shot Landing lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Fishhook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Shot Landing
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fishhook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Fishhook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Fishhook to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,331 miles [5,360.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,965 miles [9,599.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,663 miles [10,723.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fishhook 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Fishhook) 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 Fishhook. 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 Fishhook
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Fishhook 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 3.798 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.476 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.001 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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