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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 Conway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conway 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 Conway:
    • 48.340484, -122.344015
    • 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 Conway
  • 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 Conway ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Conway.

Within Washington, the name Conway is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 23 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lamar 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 Alabama community of Conway [Lamar County].
    • Arkansas
      • Faulkner County
      • This Conway is located in Faulkner County and lies 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Conway.
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • This Conway is located in Orange County and lies 2,563 miles [4,124.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Conway.
    • Iowa
      • Taylor County
      • This Conway is located in Taylor County and lies 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Conway.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson 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 Kansas community of Conway [Anderson County].
      • Linn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Conway [Linn County].
      • McPherson County
      • This Conway is located in McPherson County and lies 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McPherson County community of Conway.
    • Kentucky
      • Rockcastle County
      • This Conway is located in Rockcastle County and lies 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockcastle County community of Conway.
    • Louisiana
      • Union Parish
      • This Conway is located in Union Parish and lies 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union Parish community of Conway.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Conway is located in Franklin County and lies 2,396 miles [3,856 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Conway.
    • Michigan
      • Emmet County
      • This Conway is located in Emmet County and lies 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emmet County community of Conway.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds 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 Mississippi community of Conway [Hinds County].
      • Leake County
      • This Conway is located in Leake County and lies 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Conway.
    • Missouri
      • Laclede County
      • This Conway is located in Laclede County and lies 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Conway.
    • Montana
      • Custer 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 Montana community of Conway [Custer County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Conway is located in Carroll County and lies 2,422 miles [3,897.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Conway.
    • North Carolina
      • Northampton County
      • This Conway is located in Northampton County and lies 2,403 miles [3,867.3 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Conway.
    • North Dakota
      • Walsh County
      • This Conway is located in Walsh County and lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walsh County community of Conway.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Conway lies 2,641 miles [4,250.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Ohio
      • Harrison County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Harrison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Conway.
    • Ontario
      • This Conway lies 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Pennsylvania
      • Beaver County
      • This Conway is located in Beaver County and lies 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Conway.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Conway lies 2,657 miles [4,276 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Conway is located in Horry County and lies 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km]<2> to the east of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Conway.
    • Tennessee
      • Giles County
      • This Conway is located in Giles County and lies 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Conway.
    • Texas
      • Carson County
      • This Conway is located in Carson County and lies 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Conway that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carson County community of Conway.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Conway ...

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.

  • Big Lake [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
    • Big Lake [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake
  • English Boom [Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Boom
    • English Boom [Island County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Boom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Boom
  • Fish Town [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Town
    • Fish Town [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Town
  • Florence [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Snohomish County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Conway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Juniper Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Beach
      • Juniper Beach [Island County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Conway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Beach
    • Maple Grove Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove Beach
      • Maple Grove Beach [Island County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove Beach
    • Milltown [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Skagit County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Norman [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Shelter Bay [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Bay
      • Shelter Bay [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Bay
    • Terrys Corner [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Corner
      • Terrys Corner [Island County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Conway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Corner

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 Conway. 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 Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Howard Earl Averill
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on May 21, 1902 (a Wednesday) and died in Everett (WA) on August 16, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Everett is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<5>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (CA) on May 6, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Everett (WA) on May 23, 1979 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<5>
    • Nancy Coleman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Everett (WA) on December 30, 1912 (a Monday) and died in Brockport (NY) on January 18, 2000 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • Everett is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Coleman<5>
    • Tommy Noonan     (Actor)
    • James Tilton Pickett     (Artist)
    • Charles Murrell 'Charley' Schanz     (Major League Baseball)
    • Earl Torgeson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Clifford Earl Torgeson
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on January 1, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Everett (WA) on November 8, 1990 (a Thursday) at the age of 66.
      • Snohomish is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Everett is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Conway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mount Vernon, which is the Seat of Skagit County and lies just to the North.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Conway to Olympia, with an average speed<6>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 most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 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 7,487 miles [12,049.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,617 miles [9,039.7 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 Conway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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

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 Conway 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Conway) 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 Conway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ConwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3405, Longitude: -122.3440    
<3>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 Conway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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: 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 Conway 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 340.916 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.515 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.709 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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