Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Point MacKenzie.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Point MacKenzie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Point MacKenzie 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 Point MacKenzie:
- 61.359722, -149.978333
- 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 Point MacKenzie
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Point MacKenzie ...
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.
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Anchorage lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Anchorage
- Big Lake
Big Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Big Lake
- Green Acres
Green Acres lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Green Acres
- Homesite Park
Homesite Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Homesite Park
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
Knik lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Knik
- Mountain View
Mountain View lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Mountain View
- Rogers Park
Rogers Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Rogers Park
- Turnagain Heights
Turnagain Heights lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map centered on Turnagain Heights
- Wonder Park
Wonder Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Point MacKenzie
- Link to Google Map 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 Point MacKenzie. 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.
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Ada Blackjack Johnson (Explorer)
- Sydney Mortimer Laurence (Artist)
How Far From Point MacKenzie 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 Point MacKenzie to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Point MacKenzie and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Point MacKenzie to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 23 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,359 miles [5,405.8 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 191 days.
The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Search for a Alaska Community
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Point MacKenzie. 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- Point MacKenzie) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point MacKenzie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point MacKenzie
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point MacKenzie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.3597, Longitude: -149.9783 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Point MacKenzie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<2>||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.|
|<3>||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.|
|<4>||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 Point MacKenzie to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.438 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.187 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.598 degrees.||