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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Nelsonville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelsonville 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 Nelsonville:
    • 59.006667, -158.533611
    • 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 Nelsonville
       
  • 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 Nelsonville ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Nelsonville.

Within Alaska, the name Nelsonville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Franklin 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 Alabama community of Nelsonville [Franklin County].
    • Arkansas

      • Sharp County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Sharp County and lies 3,327 miles [5,354.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharp County community of Nelsonville.
    • Kentucky

      • Nelson County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Nelson County and lies 3,444 miles [5,542.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Nelsonville.
    • Michigan

      • Schoolcraft 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 Michigan community of Nelsonville [Schoolcraft County].
    • Missouri

      • Marion County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Marion County and lies 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Nelsonville.
    • New Jersey

      • Monmouth County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Monmouth County and lies 3,697 miles [5,949.7 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Nelsonville.
    • New York

      • Putnam County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Putnam County and lies 3,650 miles [5,874.1 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Nelsonville.
    • Ohio

      • Athens County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Athens County and lies 3,472 miles [5,587.6 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Nelsonville.
    • Texas

      • Austin County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Austin County and lies 3,483 miles [5,605.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Austin County community of Nelsonville.
    • Wisconsin

      • Eau Claire County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Nelsonville [Eau Claire County].
      • This Nelsonville was located in Eau Claire County and would have been 2,884 miles [4,641.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville

      • Portage County
      • This Nelsonville is located in Portage County and lies 2,970 miles [4,779.8 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Nelsonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Nelsonville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelsonville ...

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 ...

    • Portage Creek

      • Portage Creek lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Nelsonville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Portage Creek
    • Wood River

      • Wood River lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Nelsonville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wood River

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Nelsonville to Juneau, with an average speed<4>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 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 34 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,777 miles [10,906.5 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nelsonville. 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 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 Nelsonville 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nelsonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.0067, Longitude: -158.5336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Nelsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Nelsonville 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 11.677 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 17.231 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 353.174 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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