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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Gateway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gateway 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 Gateway:
    • 61.572778, -149.240833
    • 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 Gateway
  • 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 Gateway ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Gateway.

Within Alaska, the name Gateway 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 ...
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Gateway is located in Benton County and lies 2,913 miles [4,688 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Gateway.
    • British Columbia
      • This Gateway lies 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Gateway [Los Angeles County].
      • Nevada County
      • This Gateway is located in Nevada County and lies 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Gateway.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Gateway [Arapahoe County].
      • Douglas County
      • This Gateway is located in Douglas County and lies 2,393 miles [3,851.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Gateway.
      • Mesa County
      • This Gateway is located in Mesa County and lies 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mesa County community of Gateway.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Gateway is located in Hillsborough County and lies 3,771 miles [6,068.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Gateway.
      • Lee County
      • This Gateway is located in Lee County and lies 3,879 miles [6,242.6 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Gateway.
    • Georgia
      • Thomas 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 Gateway [Thomas County].
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Gateway is located in Frederick County and lies 3,282 miles [5,281.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Gateway.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis City
      • 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 Missouri community of Gateway [Saint Louis City].
    • Montana
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Gateway [Lincoln County].
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Gateway.
    • Ontario
      • This Gateway lies 2,860 miles [4,602.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
    • Oregon
      • Jefferson County
      • This Gateway is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Gateway.
    • Utah
      • Morgan 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 Utah community of Gateway [Morgan County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gateway ...

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.

  • Birchwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gateway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Soapstone
    • Buffalo Soapstone lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gateway
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Soapstone
  • Cottonwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Gateway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gateway
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fishhook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhook
      • Fishhook lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gateway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
    • Jonesville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gateway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Knik River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik River
      • Knik River lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gateway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik River
    • Lazy Mountain
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Mountain
      • Lazy Mountain lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gateway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Mountain
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Gateway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Peters Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gateway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 558 miles [898 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Gateway to Juneau, with an average speed<5>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 3,333 miles [5,363.9 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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 Gateway. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gateway) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gateway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gateway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gateway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5728, Longitude: -149.2408       In this case, the coordinates for Gateway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Gateway 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 Gateway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Gateway to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 3.811 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.494 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.025 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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