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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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<1> beginning in Washington to:

  • Saint George [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Washington to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,028 miles [12,919.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,997 miles [9,651.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Washington.

While the name Washington is unique within Utah, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Washington, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Utah

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Utah

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 GeorgiaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaVermont
 IllinoisMichiganOhioVirginia
 IndianaMinnesotaOklahomaWest Virginia
 IowaMississippiOntarioWisconsin
 KansasMissouriPennsylvania 

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Washington, Maricopa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pima County

Our profile page for Washington, Pima County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pima County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Washington, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the East

Randolph County

Our profile page for Washington, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Washington, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada County

Our profile page for Washington, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Washington, Yolo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Yolo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Washington, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the East

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Illinois

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Washington, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Washington, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Franklin County

Our profile page for Washington, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Washington, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Washington, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Washington, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,614 miles [2,597.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Washington, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Washington, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,333 miles [3,754.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Washington, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Washington, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Washington, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Washington, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the East

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Missouri

Cooper County

Our profile page for Washington, Cooper County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Cooper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Washington, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the East

Jackson County

Our profile page for Washington, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Washington, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northwest

Washoe County

Our profile page for Washington, Washoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Washington, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,201 miles [3,542.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Washington, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Washington, Middlesex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Washington, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the East

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Ohio

Fayette County

Our profile page for Washington, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km] to the East Northeast

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Washington, Guernsey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Guernsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hardin County

Our profile page for Washington, Hardin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Washington, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Washington, Monroe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Washington, Stark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vinton County

Our profile page for Washington, Vinton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Vinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

McClain County

Our profile page for Washington, McClain County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Washington   [Map]
Distance: About 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Washington, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Washington, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Washington, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,237 miles [3,600.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Washington, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Washington, Rhea County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rhea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Washington, Rappahannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Washington, Rockbridge County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockbridge County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Washington, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Door County

Our profile page for Washington, Door County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Argentina   [Map]

Distance: About 5,820 miles [9,366.4 km] to the Southeast

England

- Tyne and Wear   [Map]

Distance: About 4,916 miles [7,911.5 km] to the North Northeast

- Pulborough   [Map]

Distance: About 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] to the Northeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 9,864 miles [15,874.6 km] to the East

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

Browse   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Washington   [Map]
Gunlock   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harrisburg (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harrisburg Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hurricane   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Price City (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shivwits   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Reef (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Virgin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Utah

About Washington County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington: www.washingtoncity-ut.net/

The official website for Washington County: www.washco.state.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Washington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1340, Longitude: -113.5066     [Map].

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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 Washington 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 332.806 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.228 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.89 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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.

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<8>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington.



 
 
 

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