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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Lees Camp, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lees Camp 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 Lees Camp:
    • 64.620278, -164.391389
    • 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 Lees Camp
  • 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 Lees Camp ...

We have found one communities that share the name Lees Camp.

Within Alaska, the name Lees Camp is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Oregon

      • Tillamook 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 Oregon community of Lees Camp [Tillamook County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lees Camp ...

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 ...

    • Bluff

      • Bluff lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp
    • Council

      • Council lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp
    • Iron Creek

      • Iron Creek lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp
    • Pilgrim Springs

      • Pilgrim Springs lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp
    • Port Safety

      • Port Safety lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Safety
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp
    • Salmon Lake

      • Salmon Lake lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Lees Camp
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Camp

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lees Camp. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lees Camp to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 42 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,753 miles [6,039.9 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 214 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,348 miles [10,216.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lees Camp 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lees Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lees Camp. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.6203, Longitude: -164.3914       In this case, the coordinates for Lees Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Lees Camp 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 16.743 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 22.463 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 357.551 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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