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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Ophir, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ophir 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 Ophir:
    • 63.144722, -156.519444
    • 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 Ophir
       
  • 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 Ophir ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Ophir.

Within Alaska, the name Ophir is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • DeKalb County

      • This Ophir is located in DeKalb County and lies 3,530 miles [5,681 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Ophir.
    • Arkansas

      • Montgomery County
      • This Ophir is located in Montgomery County and lies 3,287 miles [5,289.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ophir.
    • California

      • Placer County
      • This Ophir is located in Placer County and lies 2,219 miles [3,571.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Ophir.
    • Colorado

      • San Miguel County
      • This Ophir is located in San Miguel County and lies 2,656 miles [4,274.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Ophir.
    • Georgia

      • Cherokee County
      • This Ophir is located in Cherokee County and lies 3,584 miles [5,767.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Ophir.
    • Kansas

      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ophir [Butler County].
    • Kentucky

      • Morgan County
      • This Ophir is located in Morgan County and lies 3,418 miles [5,500.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Ophir.
    • Manitoba
      • This Ophir lies 2,396 miles [3,856 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
    • Montana

      • Chouteau 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 Montana community of Ophir [Chouteau County].
      • This Ophir was located in Chouteau County and would have been 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
    • Nevada

      • Nye 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 Nevada community of Ophir [Nye County].
      • This Ophir was located in Nye County and would have been 2,320 miles [3,733.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir

      • Ormsby County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ormsby County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ormsby County community of Ophir.

      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Ophir.
    • North Carolina

      • Montgomery County
      • This Ophir is located in Montgomery County and lies 3,651 miles [5,875.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ophir.
    • Ontario
      • This Ophir lies 2,925 miles [4,707.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
    • Oregon

      • Curry County
      • This Ophir is located in Curry County and lies 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Curry County community of Ophir.
    • South Carolina

      • Berkeley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Ophir [Berkeley County].
    • Utah

      • Tooele County
      • This Ophir is located in Tooele County and lies 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tooele County community of Ophir.
    • Washington

      • Okanogan County
      • This Ophir is located in Okanogan County and lies 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Ophir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okanogan County community of Ophir.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ophir ...

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 Ophir, Folger is located 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the Northeast

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Ophir to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 32 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,546 miles [5,706.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 139 days and walking would take 202 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,842 miles [9,401.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km]<1> 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 Ophir. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ophir) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.1447, Longitude: -156.5194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ophir have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ophir 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.
<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 Ophir, 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 Ophir 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 10.018 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 15.235 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 351.508 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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