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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in McCord, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McCord 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 McCord:
    • 57.139444, -153.201111
    • 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 McCord
       
  • 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 McCord ...

We have found four communities that share the name McCord.

Within Alaska, the name McCord is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Missouri

      • Stone 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 Missouri community of McCord [Stone County].
    • Oklahoma

      • Osage County
      • This McCord is located in Osage County and lies 2,894 miles [4,657.4 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on McCord
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of McCord.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This McCord lies 1,946 miles [3,131.8 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on McCord
    • Wisconsin

      • Lincoln County
      • This McCord is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,735 miles [4,401.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on McCord
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of McCord.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCord ...

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 McCord, Eagle Harbor is located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the Northeast

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from McCord to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 28 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,526 miles [5,674.5 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 201 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,269 miles [10,089 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,539 miles [8,914.2 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCord. 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 McCord 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McCord) 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 McCord. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McCord

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCord. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.1394, Longitude: -153.2011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCord have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 McCord 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 7.165 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 12.33 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 349.215 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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