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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Peters Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Peters Creek 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 Peters Creek:
    • 61.411111, -149.445556
    • 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 Peters Creek
  • 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 Peters Creek ...

We have found six communities that share the name Peters Creek.

Within Alaska, the name Peters Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Hardin County
      • This Peters Creek is located in Hardin County and lies 3,049 miles [4,906.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Peters Creek.
    • Kentucky
      • Barren 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 Kentucky community of Peters Creek [Barren County].
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Peters Creek is located in Cumberland County and lies 3,517 miles [5,660.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Peters Creek.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Pennsylvania community of Peters Creek [Allegheny County].
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Peters Creek [Lancaster County].
    • Virginia
      • Patrick County
      • This Peters Creek is located in Patrick County and lies 3,361 miles [5,409 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Patrick County community of Peters Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peters Creek ...

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.

  • Birchwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Peters Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Cottonwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Peters Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Eagle River
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Peters Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homesite Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homesite Park
      • Homesite Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homesite Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homesite Park
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Knik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
      • Knik lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Mountain View
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Wonder Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Park
      • Wonder Park lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonder Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Peters Creek. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

How Far From Peters Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Peters Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Peters Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,342 miles [5,378.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peters Creek. 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- Peters Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4111, Longitude: -149.4456       In this case, the coordinates for Peters Creek 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Peters Creek 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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Peters Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 3.985 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.688 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.191 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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