Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for McCarthy.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in McCarthy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McCarthy 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 McCarthy:
- 61.433843, -142.921854
- 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 McCarthy
- 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:
Communities Also Named McCarthy ...
We have found two communities that share the name McCarthy.
Within Alaska, the name McCarthy is unique.
Beyond Alaska, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
This McCarthy is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
- Link to Google Map centered on McCarthy
- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of McCarthy.
- This McCarthy lies 2,746 miles [4,419.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
- Link to Google Map centered on McCarthy
Curious and Interesting Names Near McCarthy ...
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.
In the vicinity of McCarthy, May Creek is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Southeast
How Far From McCarthy 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 community such as McCarthy to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in McCarthy and extending to:
- View Our List ...
Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from McCarthy to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 15 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,127 miles [5,032.4 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 123 days and walking would take 178 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCarthy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<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 drawn from Point A (ie- McCarthy) 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 McCarthy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McCarthy
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCarthy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4338, Longitude: -142.9219 [Map].
|<2>||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.|
|<3>||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 McCarthy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<4>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 358.431 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 2.578 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 341.25 degrees.||