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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Davis Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Davis 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 Davis Creek:
    • 41.733416, -120.373142
    • 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 Davis 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 Davis Creek ...

We found two communities that share the name Davis Creek.

Within California, the name Davis Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Fayette 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 Davis Creek [Fayette County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Davis Creek is located in Kanawha County and lies 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km]<2> to the east of the Davis Creek that is located in Modoc County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Davis Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Davis 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.

  • Cedarville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairport
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
    • Fairport is located in Modoc County
  • Hot Springs ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
    • Hot Springs is located in Lake County (OR)
  • Juniper
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper
    • Juniper is located in Modoc County
  • Lake City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Lakeview Junction
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Junction
    • Lakeview Junction is located in Modoc County
  • Surprise Station
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise Station
    • Surprise Station is located in Modoc County
  • Willow Ranch
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Ranch
    • Willow Ranch is located in Modoc County

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

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

  • Alturas, which is the Seat of Modoc County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Davis Creek to Alturas, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 225 miles [362.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,887 miles [12,692.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,949 miles [9,574 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Davis Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.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 Davis 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 county. 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- Davis Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davis Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7334, Longitude: -120.3731    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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 Davis Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.87 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.768 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.832 degrees.









 

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