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Bay Center, Washington

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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 Bay Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bay Center 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 Bay Center:
    • 46.631574, -123.954974
    • 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 Bay Center
  • 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

Communities Also Named Bay Center ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bay Center.

Within Washington, the name Bay Center is unique.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Bay Center in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Dakota
      • Pembina County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Bay Center [Pembina County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bay Center ...

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.

  • Grayland [Grays Harbor County]
  • Heather [Pacific County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather
    • Heather [Pacific County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Bay Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather
  • Ocean Park [Pacific County]
  • Oysterville [Pacific County]
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    • Raymond [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Pacific County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Bay Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Seahaven [Pacific County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seahaven
      • Seahaven [Pacific County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bay Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seahaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seaport [Pacific County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaport
      • Seaport [Pacific County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Bay Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tokeland [Pacific County]

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 Bay Center. 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.

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    • Robert Arthur     (Actor)
      • Born: Robert Paul Arthaud
      • Actor. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on June 18, 1925 (a Thursday) and died in Aberdeen (WA) on October 1, 2008 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Bay Center.
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Bay Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Arthur<5>
    • Kurt Cobain     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on February 20, 1967 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on April 5, 1994 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. The body was cremated.
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Bay Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<5>
    • Martin James 'Marty' O'Toole     (Professional baseball)
    • Fredrick Earl 'Freddie' Steele     (Actor, professional boxer)

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

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

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    • South Bend, which is the Seat of Pacific County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Bay Center to Olympia, with an average speed<6> 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 over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,400 miles [3,862.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 137 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,621 miles [12,264.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,757 miles [9,265 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pacific County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pacific County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bay Center 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Bay Center) 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 Bay Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6316, Longitude: -123.9550    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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:
<6>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.
<7>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 Bay Center to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 342.176 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.896 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.893 degrees.






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