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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 Alabaster Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alabaster Junction 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 Alabaster Junction:
    • 44.245851, -83.563588
    • 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 Alabaster Junction
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alabaster Junction ...

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.

  • Alabaster [Iosco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Iosco County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Alabaster Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
  • Cedar Haven [Iosco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Haven
    • Cedar Haven [Iosco County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Alabaster Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Haven
  • Hemlock [Iosco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
    • Hemlock [Iosco County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alabaster Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
  • Meadow [Iosco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
    • Meadow [Iosco County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alabaster Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
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    • National City [Iosco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National City
      • National City [Iosco County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alabaster Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on National City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for National City<3>
    • Sand Lake [Iosco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Lake
      • Sand Lake [Iosco County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alabaster Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Lake
    • Turtle [Iosco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle
      • Turtle [Iosco County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alabaster Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle
    • Twining [Arenac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twining
      • Twining [Arenac County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alabaster Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twining

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alabaster Junction. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Jacques 'Jack' Fournier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Au Sable (MI) on September 29, 1892 (a Thursday) and died in Tacoma (WA) on September 5, 1973 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Au Sable is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Alabaster Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<4>

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

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

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    • Tawas City, which is the Seat of Iosco County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Lansing, which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Alabaster Junction to Lansing, with an average speed<5>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 499 miles [803.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,921 miles [9,528.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • 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 northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,542 miles [7,309.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Iosco County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iosco County: www.iosco.m33access.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Alabaster Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alabaster Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2459, Longitude: -83.5636       In this case, the coordinates for Alabaster Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Alabaster Junction 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 311.668 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.538 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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