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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 Kamiah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kamiah 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 Kamiah:
    • 46.226892, -116.028630
    • 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 Kamiah
  • 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 Kamiah ...

We found one communities that share the name Kamiah.

There is one other community in Idaho which is also named Kamiah.

Beyond Idaho.

  • Communities Located In Idaho ...
    • Lewis County
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Kamiah.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kamiah ...

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.

  • Big Cedar
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Cedar
    • Big Cedar is located in Idaho County
  • Clark Tree
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark Tree
    • Clark Tree is located in Idaho County
  • Clearwater
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
    • Clearwater is located in Idaho County
  • Cooper
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper is located in Clearwater County
  • Greencreek
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greencreek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencreek
    • Greencreek is located in Idaho County
  • Harpster
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpster
    • Harpster is located in Idaho County
  • Harrisburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg is located in Idaho County
  • Howard
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard is located in Lewis County
  • Musselshell
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Musselshell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musselshell
    • Musselshell is located in Clearwater County
  • Pardee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee
    • Pardee is located in Idaho County
  • Pardee Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee Corner
    • Pardee Corner is located in Idaho County
  • Tramway
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tramway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tramway
    • Tramway is located in Idaho County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kamiah and extending to:

  • Grangeville, which is the Seat of Idaho County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kamiah to Grangeville, with an average speed<3> 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 most of a day.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 115 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,519 miles [12,100.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,571 miles [8,965.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Idaho County: www.idahocounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kamiah) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kamiah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2269, Longitude: -116.0286       In this case, the coordinates for Kamiah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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 Kamiah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.638 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.266 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.814 degrees.









 

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