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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 Clay City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Clay City 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 Clay City:
    • 46.925659, -122.255947
    • 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 Clay City
  • 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 Clay City ...

We have found six communities that share the name Clay City.

Within Washington, the name Clay City is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Clay City is located in Baldwin County and lies 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Clay City that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Clay City.
    • Illinois
      • Clay County
      • This Clay City is located in Clay County and lies 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km]<1> to the east of the Clay City that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Clay City.
    • Indiana
      • Clay County
      • This Clay City is located in Clay County and lies 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km]<1> to the east of the Clay City that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Clay City.
      • Spencer County
      • This Clay City is located in Spencer County and lies 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the east of the Clay City that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Clay City.
    • Kentucky
      • Powell County
      • This Clay City is located in Powell County and lies 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km]<1> to the east of the Clay City that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Clay City.
    • Missouri
      • 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 Clay City [Jackson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Clay City ...

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.

  • Electron [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electron
    • Electron [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electron
  • Graham [Pierce County]
  • Jims Corner [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jims Corner
    • Jims Corner [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Clay City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jims Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jims Corner
  • New Reliance [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Reliance
    • New Reliance [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Clay City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Reliance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Reliance
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ohop [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohop
      • Ohop [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohop
    • Ohop Bob [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohop Bob
      • Ohop Bob [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohop Bob have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohop Bob
    • Rocky Ridge [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Surprise Valley [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise Valley
      • Surprise Valley [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise Valley
    • Tanwax [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanwax
      • Tanwax [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanwax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanwax
    • Thrift [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrift
      • Thrift [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Clay City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrift have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrift

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 Clay City. 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 ...
    • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (OH) on September 9, 1931 (a Wednesday) and died in Tacoma (WA) on May 13, 2015 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Clay City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<5>
    • Bruce Harold Bennett     (Actor)
      • Born: Harold Brix
      • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on May 19, 1906 (a Saturday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on February 24, 2007 (a Saturday) at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Clay City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<5>
    • Bing Crosby     (Singer, Oscar winning actor)
      • Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on May 3, 1903 (a Sunday) and died in Madrid (Spain) on October 14, 1977 (a Friday) at the age of 74.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Clay City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<5>
    • Jacques 'Jack' Fournier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Au Sable (MI) on September 29, 1892 (a Thursday) and died in Tacoma (WA) on September 5, 1973 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Clay City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<5>
    • Clements Ripley     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on August 26, 1892 (a Friday) and died in Charleston (SC) on July 22, 1954 (a Thursday) at the age of 61.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Clay City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<5>

How Far From Clay City to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Clay City to Tacoma, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 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 7,579 miles [12,197.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,697 miles [9,168.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clay City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clay City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clay CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clay City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9257, Longitude: -122.2559       In this case, the coordinates for Clay City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Clay City 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Clay City 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 340.777 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.283 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.758 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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