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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Friday Harbor [Map], which is the Seat of San Juan County, lies just to the North.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Argyle to Olympia, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,350 miles [3,782 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 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 7,484 miles [12,044.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,623 miles [9,049.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Argyle ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Argyle.

While the name Argyle is unique within Washington, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Argyle, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,286 miles [3,679 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Clinch County

Our profile page for Argyle, Clinch County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Southeast

Decatur County

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

Ware County

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

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Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Argyle, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the East

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Iowa

Lee County

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

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Kansas

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Argyle, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the East

Powell County

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

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Argyle, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East Southeast

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Argyle, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Argyle, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,526 miles [4,065.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Argyle   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Argyle, Sanilac County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Marshall County

Our profile page for Argyle, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the East

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Missouri

Osage County

Our profile page for Argyle, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Argyle   [Map]
Distance: About 2,542 miles [4,091 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Argyle, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Hoke County

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

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Argyle   [Map]
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Argyle, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,401 miles [3,864 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Custer County

Our profile page for Argyle, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Argyle, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Rich County

Our profile page for Argyle, Rich County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Argyle, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Argyle, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Argyle ...

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.

Deer Harbor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Argyle   [Map]
Doe Bay   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dolphin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
False Bay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friday Harbor   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Gordon Head (BC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Bay (BC)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Orcas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Yacht Haven   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Argyle. 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.

Emily Carr
  Artist, author. She was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday December 13, 1871 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday March 2, 1945 at an age of 73. She was buried at Ross Bay Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Carr<9>
 
Roy Conacher
  Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (Ontario) on Thursday October 5, 1916 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday December 29, 1984 at an age of 68.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Conacher
 
Ted Harrison     (Born as Edward Hardy Harrison)
  Artist, illustrator, author. He was born in Wingate (England) [Map] on Saturday August 28, 1926 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday January 16, 2015 at an age of 88.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Harrison
 
Gordon 'Duke' Keats
  Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at an age of 76.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats
 
Gordon 'Duke' Keats
  Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at an age of 76. He was buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia) [Map].

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats
 
Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe
  Professional hockey. He was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday August 2, 1955 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday October 17, 1999 at an age of 44.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe
 
Nellie L. Mooney McClung     (Born as Helen Letitia Mooney)
  Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (Ontario) on Monday October 20, 1873 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday September 1, 1951 at an age of 77.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung
 
Andrew McLaglen     (Andrew Victor McLaglen)
  Director. He was born in London (England) [Map] on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Friday Harbor (Washington) on Saturday August 30, 2014 at an age of 94.

Friday Harbor [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew McLaglen
 
Frank Alexis Patrick
  Professional hockey. He was born in Ottawa (Ontario) on Wednesday December 23, 1885 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday June 28, 1960 at an age of 74. He was buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia) [Map].

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Alexis Patrick
 
Lester Patrick
  Professional hockey. He was born in Drummondville (Quebec) on Monday December 31, 1883 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 1, 1960 at an age of 76.

Victoria [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick
 
James Tilton Pickett
  Artist. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Thursday December 31, 1857 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday August 28, 1889 at an age of 31. He was buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon) [Map].

Bellingham [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Argyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Tilton Pickett

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Argyle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argyle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argyle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5145, Longitude: -123.0196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Argyle 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 Argyle 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 341.484 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.181 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.143 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 Argyle 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 Argyle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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