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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 Washington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Washington 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 Washington:
    • 38.557239, -91.012388
    • 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 Washington
  • 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 Washington ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Washington.

There are two communities within Missouri that are also named Washington.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 53 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 53 communities, 54 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Washington, we know of four communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Cooper County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Cooper County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cooper County community of Washington.
    • Jackson 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 Missouri community of Washington [Jackson County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa 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 Arizona community of Washington [Maricopa County].
      • Pima County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Washington [Pima County].
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • This Washington is located in Hempstead County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hempstead County community of Washington.
      • Randolph County
      • This Washington is located in Randolph County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the south of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Washington.
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Washington [Los Angeles County].
      • Nevada County
      • This Washington is located in Nevada County and lies 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Washington.
      • Yolo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Washington [Yolo County].
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Washington is located in Litchfield County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Washington.
    • Georgia
      • Wilkes County
      • This Washington is located in Wilkes County and lies 568 miles [914.1 km]<3> to the southeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Washington.
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell County
      • This Washington is located in Tazewell County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Washington.
    • Indiana
      • Davies's County
      • This Washington is located in Davies's County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davies's County community of Washington.
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Washington is located in Franklin County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Washington.
      • Washington County
      • This Washington is located in Washington County and lies 192 miles [309 km] to the north of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Washington.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas 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 Kansas community of Washington [Douglas County].
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Washington [Shawnee County].
      • Washington County
      • This Washington is located in Washington County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Washington.
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Washington is located in Mason County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Washington.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Washington is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<3> to the south of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Washington.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Washington is located in Knox County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Washington.
    • Maryland
      • Washington 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 Washington [Washington County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Washington is located in Berkshire County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Washington.
    • Michigan
      • Macomb County
      • This Washington is located in Macomb County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<3> to the northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macomb County community of Washington.
    • Minnesota
      • Fillmore County
      • This Washington is located in Fillmore County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<3> to the north of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fillmore County community of Washington.
    • Mississippi
      • Adams County
      • This Washington is located in Adams County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<3> to the south of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Washington.
    • Nebraska
      • Washington County
      • This Washington is located in Washington County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<3> to the northwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Washington.
    • Nevada
      • Nye 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 Nevada community of Washington [Nye County].
      • Washoe 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 Nevada community of Washington [Washoe County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Sullivan County
      • This Washington is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Washington.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Washington is located in Burlington County and lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Washington.
      • Middlesex 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 New Jersey community of Washington [Middlesex County].
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Washington is located in Beaufort County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Washington.
    • Ohio
      • Fayette County
      • This Washington is located in Fayette County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Washington.
      • Guernsey 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 Ohio community of Washington [Guernsey County].
      • Hardin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Washington [Hardin County].
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Washington [Jackson County].
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Monroe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Washington.
      • Stark County
      • This community is historic and although located in Stark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Washington.
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Washington.
    • Oklahoma
      • McClain County
      • This Washington is located in McClain County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McClain County community of Washington.
    • Ontario
      • This Washington lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<3> to the northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Washington is located in Cumberland County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Washington.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Washington is located in Lancaster County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Washington.
      • Washington County
      • This Washington is located in Washington County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km] to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Washington.
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • This Washington is located in Kent County and lies 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Washington.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Washington is located in Berkeley County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Washington.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea 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 Washington [Rhea County].
    • Texas
      • Washington 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 Texas community of Washington [Washington County].
    • Utah
      • Washington County
      • This Washington is located in Washington County and lies 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km]<3> to the west of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Washington.
    • Vermont
      • Orange County
      • This Washington is located in Orange County and lies 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Washington.
    • Virginia
      • Rappahannock County
      • This Washington is located in Rappahannock County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rappahannock County community of Washington.
      • Rockbridge 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 Virginia community of Washington [Rockbridge County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Washington is located in Wood County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<3> to the east of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Washington.
    • Wisconsin
      • Door County
      • This Washington is located in Door County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Washington that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Door County community of Washington.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Argentina
      • Distance: 5,278 miles [8,494.1 km]<3> to the south southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • England
      • - Tyne and Wear
      • Distance: 4,079 miles [6,564.5 km]<3> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • - Pulborough
      • Distance: 4,240 miles [6,823.6 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • South Africa
      • Distance: 8,648 miles [13,917.6 km]<3> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington ...

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.

  • Clover Bottom [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Bottom
    • Clover Bottom [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Washington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Bottom
  • Dundee [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Washington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
  • Fourmile Corner [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile Corner
    • Fourmile Corner [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Washington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Corner
  • Lyon [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
    • Lyon [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Washington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Marthasville [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marthasville
      • Marthasville [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marthasville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marthasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marthasville<5>
    • Peers [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peers
      • Peers [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peers
    • Union [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<5>
    • Village of Three Creeks [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Three Creeks
      • Village of Three Creeks [Warren County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Three Creeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Village of Three Creeks has also been known as:
      • Three Creeks village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Three Creeks

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 Washington. 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 ...
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Wentzville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<6>
    • Buddy Blattner     (Major League Baseball, sportscaster)
      • Major League Baseball, sportscaster. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday February 8, 1920 and died in Chesterfield (Missouri) on Friday September 4, 2009 at the age of 89.
      • Chesterfield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Blattner<6>
    • Donald Frederick 'Don' Mueller     (Major League Baseball)
    • Cal Neeman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Valmeyer (Illinois) on Monday February 18, 1929 and died in Lake Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday October 1, 2015 at the age of 86.
      • Lake Saint Louis is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Neeman<6>

How Far From Washington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Washington to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the South.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Washington to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Franklin County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington: www.ci.washington.mo.us/

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklinmo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.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 Washington, 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 Washington 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5572, Longitude: -91.0124    
<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 have 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Washington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.605 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.359 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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