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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Paradise, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Paradise 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 Paradise:
    • 62.415556, -160.049167
    • 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 Paradise
       
  • 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 Paradise ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Paradise.

Within Alaska, the name Paradise is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 36 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arizona

      • Cochise County

      • This Paradise is located in Cochise County and lies 3,051 miles [4,910.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Paradise.
    • Arkansas

      • Drew County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Paradise [Drew County].
      • This Paradise was located in Drew County and would have been 3,504 miles [5,639.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise

      • Franklin County
      • This Paradise is located in Franklin County and lies 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Paradise.
    • California

      • Butte County
      • This Paradise is located in Butte County and lies 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Paradise.

      • Stanislaus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Paradise [Stanislaus County].
    • Florida

      • Alachua County
      • This Paradise is located in Alachua County and lies 4,028 miles [6,482.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alachua County community of Paradise.

      • Hillsborough County
      • This Paradise is located in Hillsborough County and lies 4,125 miles [6,638.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Paradise.
    • Georgia

      • Barrow County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Paradise [Barrow County].
    • Idaho
      • Paradise #
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Paradise.
    • Illinois

      • Coles County
      • This Paradise is located in Coles County and lies 3,280 miles [5,278.6 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coles County community of Paradise.
    • Indiana

      • Warrick County
      • This Paradise is located in Warrick County and lies 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Paradise.
    • Iowa

      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Paradise [Jackson County].
    • Kansas

      • Russell County
      • This Paradise is located in Russell County and lies 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Paradise.
    • Kentucky

      • Muhlenberg County
      • This Paradise is located in Muhlenberg County and lies 3,445 miles [5,544.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muhlenberg County community of Paradise.
    • Louisiana

      • Rapides Parish
      • This Paradise is located in Rapides Parish and lies 3,609 miles [5,808.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Paradise.
    • Maryland

      • Baltimore County
      • This Paradise is located in Baltimore County and lies 3,655 miles [5,882.2 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Paradise.
    • Michigan

      • Chippewa County
      • This Paradise is located in Chippewa County and lies 2,997 miles [4,823.2 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Paradise.
    • Missouri

      • Clay County
      • This Paradise is located in Clay County and lies 3,085 miles [4,964.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Paradise.
    • Montana

      • Sanders County
      • This Paradise is located in Sanders County and lies 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanders County community of Paradise.
    • Nevada

      • Clark County
      • This Paradise is located in Clark County and lies 2,629 miles [4,231 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Paradise.
    • New Jersey

      • Gloucester County
      • This Paradise is located in Gloucester County and lies 3,669 miles [5,904.7 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Paradise.
    • New York

      • Orange County
      • This Paradise is located in Orange County and lies 3,593 miles [5,782.4 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Paradise.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Paradise lies 3,856 miles [6,205.6 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Paradise lies 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
    • Ohio

      • Lorain County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lorain County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Paradise.

      • Mahoning County
      • This Paradise is located in Mahoning County and lies 3,436 miles [5,529.7 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Paradise.

      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Paradise [Wayne County].
      • This Paradise was located in Wayne County and would have been 3,409 miles [5,486.3 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
    • Oklahoma

      • Payne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Paradise [Payne County].
    • Oregon

      • Wallowa County
      • This Paradise is located in Wallowa County and lies 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wallowa County community of Paradise.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Lancaster County
      • This Paradise is located in Lancaster County and lies 3,631 miles [5,843.5 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Paradise.

      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Paradise [Monroe County].

      • Schuylkill County
      • This Paradise is located in Schuylkill County and lies 3,592 miles [5,780.8 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Paradise.
    • Texas

      • Wise County
      • This Paradise is located in Wise County and lies 3,338 miles [5,372 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Paradise.
    • Utah

      • Cache County
      • This Paradise is located in Cache County and lies 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Paradise.
    • Washington

      • Pierce County
      • This Paradise is located in Pierce County and lies 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Paradise.

      • Spokane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Paradise [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia

      • Putnam County
      • This Paradise is located in Putnam County and lies 3,535 miles [5,689 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Paradise.
    • Wyoming

      • Carbon County
      • This Paradise is located in Carbon County and lies 2,558 miles [4,116.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paradise
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Paradise.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paradise ...

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 ...

    • Holy Cross

      • Holy Cross lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise
      • Link to Google Map centered on Holy Cross
    • Tuckers Crossing

      • Tuckers Crossing lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Paradise
      • Link to Google Map centered on Tuckers Crossing

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Paradise to Juneau, with an average speed<4>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 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 36 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,666 miles [5,899.9 km]<1> 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 5,869 miles [9,445.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paradise. 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' (or 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- Paradise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4156, Longitude: -160.0492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paradise have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Paradise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Paradise 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.
<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 Paradise 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 13.00 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 18.515 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 354.243 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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