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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Alena, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alena 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 Alena:
    • 20.623889, -156.294722
    • 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 Alena
  • 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 Alena ...

We found two communities that share the name Alena.

Within Hawaii, the name Alena is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Neosho 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 Alena [Neosho County].
    • Tennessee
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Alena [Jefferson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alena ...

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.

  • Airport Village
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
  • Cod Fish Village
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cod Fish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cod Fish Village
  • Corn Mill Camp
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corn Mill Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corn Mill Camp
  • Filipino Camp
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Filipino Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filipino Camp
  • Haiku
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
  • Hawaiian - Spanish Village
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawaiian - Spanish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawaiian - Spanish Village
  • Hawaiian Village
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawaiian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawaiian Village
  • Honolulu Nui
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honolulu Nui have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honolulu Nui
  • Russian Village
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Village
  • Sam Sing Village
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sam Sing Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sam Sing Village
  • School Village
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for School Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for School Village
  • Spreckelsville
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spreckelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spreckelsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spreckelsville <4>
  • Store Village
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Store Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Store Village

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<5> beginning in Alena and extending to:

  • Honolulu, which is the State Capital of Hawaii, lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<5> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Alena to Honolulu, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 4,770 miles [7,676.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 10 days, a buggy would take 187 days and walking would take 271 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 8,731 miles [14,051.2 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 9,328 miles [15,012 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 8,052 miles [12,958.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<10>

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

The official website for State of Hawaii: https://portal.ehawaii.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 Alena 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>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 Alena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alena) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 20.6239, Longitude: -156.2947       In this case, the coordinates for Alena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Alena 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 12.195 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 21.481 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 350.652 degrees.









 

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