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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 Brinnon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brinnon and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Brinnon:
    • 47.677639, -122.899915
    • 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 Brinnon
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brinnon ...

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.

  • Bees Mill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bees Mill
    • Bees Mill [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Brinnon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bees Mill
  • Duckabush [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckabush
    • Duckabush [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Brinnon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckabush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckabush
  • Eldorado Hills [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado Hills
    • Eldorado Hills [Kitsap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brinnon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado Hills
  • Hintzville [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hintzville
    • Hintzville [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brinnon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hintzville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hintzville
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    • Holly [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Brinnon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Olympic View [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic View
      • Olympic View [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brinnon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic View
    • Seal Rock [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seal Rock
      • Seal Rock [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brinnon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seal Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seal Rock
    • Silverdale [Kitsap County]
    • Sunset Farm [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Farm
      • Sunset Farm [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brinnon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Farm
    • Wildcat Lake [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat Lake
      • Wildcat Lake [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Brinnon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildcat Lake

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 Brinnon. 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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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Mercer Island is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<4>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Brinnon.
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<4>
    • Bobby Brown     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<4>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<4>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<4>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<4>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)
    • 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.
      • Seattle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Brinnon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<4>
    • Douglas Croft     (Actor)
    • Cathryn Damon     (Actress)
    • Frank Corbett Foyston     (Professional hockey)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Townsend, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Brinnon to Port Townsend, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,346 miles [3,775.5 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,777 miles [10,906.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,538 miles [12,131.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,669 miles [9,123.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Jefferson County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brinnon) 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 Brinnon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrinnonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brinnon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6776, Longitude: -122.8999    
<2>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.
<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 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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Brinnon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.348 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.983 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.128 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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