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Willow Lake, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Willow Lake to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Willow Lake to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,358 miles [5,404.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,964 miles [9,598.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,205 miles [8,376.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Lake ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Willow Lake.

While the name Willow Lake is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alaska


Macon County

Our profile page for Willow Lake, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,495 miles [5,624.7 km] to the East

Peach County

Our profile page for Willow Lake, Peach County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,491 miles [5,618.2 km] to the East


Our profile page for Willow Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 3,005 miles [4,836.1 km] to the East


Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Willow Lake, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,290 miles [5,294.7 km] to the East

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Clark County

Our profile page for Willow Lake, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km] to the East

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Willow Lake, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Willow Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.7444, Longitude: -150.0364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Willow Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 4.489 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.619 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Willow Lake.