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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Silverdale.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Silverdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Silverdale and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Silverdale and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Silverdale. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Silverdale.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cowley County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cowley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Silverdale is near Kay County and also Osage County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Kay County

Sighting report for Osage County

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

The website, centered on Silverdale.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Silverdale and extending to:

  • Winfield [Map], which is the Seat of Cowley County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Silverdale to Winfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,507 miles [12,081.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,396 miles [8,684 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silverdale ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Silverdale.

While the name Silverdale is unique within Kansas, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Kansas

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Silverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the Northwest.


Clear Creek County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Clear Creek County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Spencer County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Spencer County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East.


Koochiching County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Koochiching County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Silverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Onslow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Silverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East Northeast.


Bucks County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East.


Prince William County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East.


Kitsap County

Our profile page for Silverdale, Kitsap County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silverdale ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cooper (OK)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Silverdale   [Map]

Dale   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Floral   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Grainville (OK)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hardy (OK)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Kellogg   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kildare (OK)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Maple City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Rainbow Bend   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Silverdale. 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.

Ferrell Jack 'Andy' Anderson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Maple City (Kansas) on Wednesday January 9, 1918 and died in Joplin (Missouri) on Sunday March 12, 1978 at an age of 60.

Maple City [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Silverdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ferrell Jack 'Andy' Anderson<8>

Tom Catlin

Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at an age of 76.

Ponca City [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Silverdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin

Mary McCarty

Actress. She was born in Winfield (Kansas) on Thursday September 27, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday April 30, 1980 at an age of 56. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winfield [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Silverdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary McCarty

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cowley County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cowley County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Silverdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Silverdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from var:

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silverdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0420, Longitude: -96.9034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Silverdale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.472 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.643 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.15 degrees.

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<7>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 Silverdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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:

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