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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 Joel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Joel 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 Joel:
    • 46.710445, -116.877939
    • 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 Joel
  • 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 Joel ...

We found three communities that share the name Joel.

Within Idaho, the name Joel is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Carroll County
      • This Joel is located in Carroll County and lies 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Joel that is located in Latah County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Joel.
    • Texas
      • Deaf Smith County
      • This Joel is located in Deaf Smith County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Joel that is located in Latah County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deaf Smith County community of Joel.
    • Wisconsin
      • Polk County
      • This Joel is located in Polk County and lies 1,180 miles [1,899 km]<1> to the east of the Joel that is located in Latah County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Joel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Joel ...

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.

  • Advent Hollow ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent Hollow
    • Advent Hollow is located in Latah County
  • Blaine
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine is located in Latah County
  • Chambers ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers is located in Latah County
  • Cornwall
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
    • Cornwall is located in Latah County
  • Harvard
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard is located in Latah County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard <3>
  • Lenville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenville
    • Lenville is located in Latah County
  • Leon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
    • Leon is located in Nez Perce County
  • Moscow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow is located in Latah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow <3>
  • Potlatch
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Potlatch Junction
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potlatch Junction
    • Potlatch Junction is located in Latah County
  • Ringo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo
    • Ringo is located in Whitman County (WA)
  • Sunshine
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
    • Sunshine is located in Whitman County (WA)
  • Uniontown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)

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

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

  • Moscow, which is the Seat of Latah County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Joel to Boise City, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,504 miles [12,076.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,568 miles [8,960.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Latah County: www.latah.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

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- Joel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7104, Longitude: -116.8779       In this case, the coordinates for Joel 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 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>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.
<5>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 Joel to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.352 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.13 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.305 degrees.









 

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