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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Happy Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley:
    • 51.847222, -176.654167
    • 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 Happy Valley
  • 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 Happy Valley ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Happy Valley.

There is one other community in Alaska which is also named Happy Valley.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 29 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alaska ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Happy Valley #1
      • This Happy Valley lies 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Happy Valley lies 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
    • California
      • Calaveras County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Happy Valley [Calaveras County].
      • El Dorado County
      • This Happy Valley is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,795 miles [4,498.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Happy Valley.
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Los Angeles County and lies 3,100 miles [4,989 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Happy Valley.
      • Shasta County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Shasta County and lies 2,644 miles [4,255.1 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Happy Valley.
    • Florida
      • Escambia County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Escambia County and lies 4,541 miles [7,308 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Happy Valley.
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Hall County and lies 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Happy Valley.
      • McDuffie County
      • This Happy Valley is located in McDuffie County and lies 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDuffie County community of Happy Valley.
      • Walker County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Walker County and lies 4,418 miles [7,110.1 km] to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Happy Valley.
    • Hawaii
      • Maui County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Maui County and lies 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maui County community of Happy Valley.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Carroll County and lies 4,496 miles [7,235.6 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Happy Valley.
    • Missouri
      • Harrison 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 Missouri community of Happy Valley [Harrison County].
    • Montana
      • Flathead 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 Happy Valley [Flathead County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Hillsborough County and lies 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Happy Valley.
    • New Mexico
      • Eddy 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 Mexico community of Happy Valley [Eddy County].
    • New York
      • Oswego County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Oswego County and lies 4,334 miles [6,974.9 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Happy Valley.
      • Rockland County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Rockland County and lies 4,516 miles [7,267.8 km] to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockland County community of Happy Valley.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Happy Valley.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Buncombe County and lies 4,492 miles [7,229.2 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Happy Valley.
      • Caldwell County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Caldwell County and lies 4,509 miles [7,256.5 km] to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Happy Valley.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Happy Valley.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Clackamas County and lies 2,450 miles [3,942.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Happy Valley.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Luzerne County and lies 4,446 miles [7,155.1 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Happy Valley.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Blount County and lies 4,437 miles [7,140.7 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Happy Valley.
      • Carter 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 Tennessee community of Happy Valley [Carter County].
    • Texas
      • Nacogdoches County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Nacogdoches County and lies 4,193 miles [6,748 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nacogdoches County community of Happy Valley.
      • Taylor County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Taylor County and lies 3,957 miles [6,368.2 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Happy Valley.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Salt Lake County and lies 3,077 miles [4,952 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Happy Valley.
    • Virginia
      • Campbell County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Campbell County and lies 4,535 miles [7,298.4 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Happy Valley.
    • Washington
      • Clallam County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Clallam County and lies 2,339 miles [3,764.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clallam County community of Happy Valley.
      • Whatcom County
      • This Happy Valley is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km] to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Happy Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Happy Valley ...

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.

  • Hammerhead
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammerhead
    • Hammerhead lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Happy Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammerhead
  • Hospital Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hospital Valley
    • Hospital Valley lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Happy Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hospital Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospital Valley

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Happy Valley to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 97 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 67 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 4,528 miles [7,287.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 9 days, a buggy would take 177 days and walking would take 258 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,340 miles [10,203.2 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 km] and it lies to the northwest (NW).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Happy Valley. 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 '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- Happy Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.8472, Longitude: -176.6542       In this case, the coordinates for Happy Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Happy Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Happy Valley 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>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 Happy Valley 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 26.70 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 34.206 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 6.783 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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