Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oscarville.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Oscarville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oscarville 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 Oscarville:
- 60.722778, -161.770000
- 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 Oscarville
- 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 Oscarville ...
We have found one communities that share the name Oscarville.
Within Alaska, the name Oscarville is unique.
Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Oscarville in the United States.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
This Oscarville is located in Forsyth County and lies 3,784 miles [6,089.8 km]<1> to the east.
- Link to Google Map centered on Oscarville
- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Oscarville.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Oscarville ...
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 Oscarville, Eek is located 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the South
How Far From Oscarville 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 Oscarville to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Oscarville and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Oscarville to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 55 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 38 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,753 miles [6,039.9 km]<1> 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,969 miles [9,606.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Visit our Community Index for Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oscarville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oscarville) 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 Oscarville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oscarville
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oscarville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.7228, Longitude: -161.7700 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Oscarville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<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 Oscarville 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 14.424 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.153 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.595 degrees.||