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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Garner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Garner 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 Garner:
    • 63.829167, -148.973333
    • 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 Garner
       
  • 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 Garner ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Garner.

Within Alaska, the name Garner is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Colbert 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 Alabama community of Garner [Colbert County].

      • This Garner was located in Colbert County and would have been 3,250 miles [5,230.4 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
    • Arkansas

      • White County
      • This Garner is located in White County and lies 3,079 miles [4,955.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Garner.
    • Iowa

      • Hancock County
      • This Garner is located in Hancock County and lies 2,570 miles [4,136 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Garner.
    • Kentucky

      • Boyd County
      • This Garner is located in Boyd County and lies 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Garner.

      • Knott County
      • This Garner is located in Knott County and lies 3,218 miles [5,178.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Garner.
    • Mississippi

      • Yalobusha 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 Mississippi community of Garner [Yalobusha County].
    • Missouri

      • Linn County
      • This Garner is located in Linn County and lies 2,765 miles [4,449.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Garner.
    • North Carolina

      • Wake County
      • This Garner is located in Wake County and lies 3,445 miles [5,544.2 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Garner.
    • Texas

      • Parker County
      • This Garner is located in Parker County and lies 3,035 miles [4,884.4 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Garner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Garner.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Garner ...

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 ...

    • Ferry

      • Ferry lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Garner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ferry
    • Lignite

      • Lignite lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Garner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lignite

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 615 miles [989.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Garner to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 24 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,309 miles [5,325.3 km]<2> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 188 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,823 miles [9,371.2 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 6,523 miles [10,497.8 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km]<2> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garner. 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 Garner, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Garner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.8292, Longitude: -148.9733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garner 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 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 Garner 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 Garner 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 3.595 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.212 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.666 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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