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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Willow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Willow 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 Willow:
    • 61.756508, -150.048020
    • 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 Willow
  • 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 Willow ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Willow.

Within Alaska, the name Willow is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Willow [Blount County].
    • Arizona
      • Gila County
      • This Willow is located in Gila County and lies 2,581 miles [4,153.7 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Willow.
    • Arkansas
      • Dallas County
      • This Willow is located in Dallas County and lies 3,113 miles [5,009.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Willow.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Willow [Hillsborough County].
      • Manatee County
      • This Willow is located in Manatee County and lies 3,825 miles [6,155.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Willow.
    • Georgia
      • Lumpkin County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Willow [Lumpkin County].
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Willow is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 2,754 miles [4,432.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Willow.
    • Kansas
      • Gove County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Willow [Gove County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Willow is located in Bracken County and lies 3,139 miles [5,051.7 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Willow.
      • Lee County
      • This Willow is located in Lee County and lies 3,209 miles [5,164.4 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Willow.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Willow [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Willow is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 3,355 miles [5,399.3 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Willow.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • This Willow is located in Wayne County and lies 2,977 miles [4,791 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Willow.
    • Nebraska
      • Willow #
      • This community is historic<1> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Willow.
    • New Mexico
      • Union County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Union County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Willow.
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • This Willow is located in Ulster County and lies 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Willow.
    • North Carolina
      • Gates County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Willow [Gates County].
    • Ohio
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Willow is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 3,072 miles [4,943.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Willow.
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Willow [Hamilton County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Greer County
      • This Willow is located in Greer County and lies 2,846 miles [4,580.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greer County community of Willow.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Willow is located in Harris County and lies 3,258 miles [5,243.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Willow.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Willow is located in Amherst County and lies 3,353 miles [5,396.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Willow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow ...

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.

  • Big Lake
  • Cottonwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Willow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Knik
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
    • Knik lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Willow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
  • Lucky Shot Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Shot Landing
    • Lucky Shot Landing lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Willow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky Shot Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Shot Landing
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Willow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Montana
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montana
      • Montana lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Willow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana
    • Montana Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montana Creek
      • Montana Creek lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Willow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana Creek
    • Nancy Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Lake
      • Nancy Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Willow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Lake
    • Willow Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Willow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Willow 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 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,963 miles [9,596.5 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,204 miles [8,375 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 Willow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Willow 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow) 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 Willow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.7565, Longitude: -150.0480    
<3>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 Willow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<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 Willow 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 4.499 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.245 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.628 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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