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Grayling, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Grayling, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grayling 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 Grayling:
    • 62.907405, -160.067270
    • 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 Grayling
  • 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

Communities Also Named Grayling ...

We have found five communities that share the name Grayling.

Within Alaska, the name Grayling is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Kansas

      • Hodgeman County
      • 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 Kansas community of Grayling [Hodgeman County].
    • Michigan

      • Crawford County
      • This Grayling is located in Crawford County and lies 3,104 miles [4,995.4 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Grayling.
    • Minnesota

      • Aitkin County
      • This Grayling is located in Aitkin County and lies 2,737 miles [4,404.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aitkin County community of Grayling.
    • Montana

      • Beaverhead County
      • This Grayling is located in Beaverhead County and lies 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Grayling.

      • Gallatin County
      • This Grayling is located in Gallatin County and lies 2,269 miles [3,651.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Grayling.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grayling ...

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.

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    • Holy Cross

      • Holy Cross lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Grayling
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Cross
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
    • Paradise

      • Paradise lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Grayling
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Grayling to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 53 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 36 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,658 miles [5,887 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 143 days and walking would take 208 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,836 miles [9,392.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

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 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 Grayling 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grayling) 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 Grayling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grayling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.9074, Longitude: -160.0673    
<3>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.
<4>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 Grayling to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 13.025 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 18.519 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 354.244 degrees.






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