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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 Kings Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kings 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 Kings Creek:
    • 37.051882, -82.915057
    • 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 Kings 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 Kings Creek ...

We found seven communities that share the name Kings Creek.

Within Kentucky, the name Kings Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Kings Creek [Scott County].
    • Maryland
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Kings Creek [Somerset County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • This Kings Creek is located in Alleghany County and lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Kings Creek that is located in Letcher County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Kings Creek.
      • Caldwell County
      • This Kings Creek is located in Caldwell County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the southeast of the Kings Creek that is located in Letcher County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Kings Creek.
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Kings Creek is located in Cherokee County and lies 159 miles [255.9 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Kings Creek that is located in Letcher County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Kings Creek.
    • Tennessee
      • Roane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Kings Creek [Roane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • This Kings Creek is located in Hancock County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Kings Creek that is located in Letcher County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Kings Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kings 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.

  • Blair
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair is located in Harlan County
  • Day
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day
    • Day is located in Letcher County
  • Defeated Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Defeated Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defeated Creek
    • Defeated Creek is located in Letcher County
  • Flint
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint is located in Letcher County
  • Hot Spot
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Spot
    • Hot Spot is located in Letcher County
    • Hot Spot has also been known as:
    • Hotspot
  • Ice
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ice
    • Ice is located in Letcher County
  • Kingdom Come
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingdom Come have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingdom Come
    • Kingdom Come is located in Letcher County
  • Linefork
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linefork
    • Linefork is located in Letcher County
  • Lynch
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Oven Fork
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oven Fork
    • Oven Fork is located in Letcher County
  • Partridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
    • Partridge is located in Letcher County
  • Skyline
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline
    • Skyline is located in Letcher County

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

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

  • Whitesburg, which is the Seat of Letcher County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Frankfort, which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 133 miles [214 km]<3> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Kings Creek to Frankfort, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 344 miles [553.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,937 miles [11,164 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,813 miles [7,745.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kings Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Kings 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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kings Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0519, Longitude: -82.9151       In this case, the coordinates for Kings Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Kings Creek 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 311.449 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.224 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.809 degrees.









 

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