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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 Country Homes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Country Homes 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 Country Homes:
    • 47.748502, -117.404385
    • 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 Country Homes
  • 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 Country Homes ...

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.

  • Buckeye [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Spokane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Country Homes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Dishman [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dishman
    • Dishman [Spokane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Country Homes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dishman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dishman
  • Green Bluff [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Bluff
    • Green Bluff [Spokane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Country Homes
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Bluff
  • Highland [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Spokane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Country Homes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
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    • Hillyard [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillyard
      • Hillyard [Spokane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Country Homes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillyard
    • Irwin [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Spokane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Country Homes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Lyons [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Spokane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Country Homes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Mead [Spokane County]
    • Opportunity [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opportunity
      • Opportunity [Spokane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Country Homes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
    • Orchard Park [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
      • Orchard Park [Spokane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Country Homes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Prairie
      • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Country Homes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Prairie
    • Seven Mile [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile
      • Seven Mile [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Country Homes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile

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 Country Homes. 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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    • Jack Bannon     (Actor)
      • Born: John James Bannon
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on June 14, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Coeur d'Alene (ID) on October 25, 2017 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Coeur d'Alene is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Bannon<4>
    • Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 17, 1905 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on November 1, 1944 (a Wednesday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<4>
    • Leon Joseph Cadore     (Professional baseball)
    • Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden     (Actor)
    • Frankie Fontaine     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Cambridge (MA) on April 19, 1920 (a Monday) and died in Spokane (WA) on August 4, 1978 (a Friday) at the age of 58.
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Fontaine<4>
    • Clifton James     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Clifton James
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (WA) on May 29, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Gladstone (OR) on April 15, 2017 (a Saturday) at the age of 96. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James<4>
    • Catherine Lee 'Cathy' Lewis     (Actress)
    • Darren McGavin     (Actor)
    • John McIntire     (Actor)
    • Seena Owen     (Actress, screenwriter)
      • Born: Signe Auen
      • Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (WA) on November 14, 1894 (a Wednesday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on August 15, 1966 (a Monday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen<4>
    • Jay Harris Pickett     (Actor, writer, producer)
      • Actor, writer, producer. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 10, 1961 (a Friday) and died in Oreana (ID) on July 30, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 60. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Harris Pickett<4>
    • Amzie Strickland     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on January 10, 1919 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on July 5, 2006 (a Wednesday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Spokane is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Country Homes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amzie Strickland<4>

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

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

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    • Spokane, which is the Seat of Spokane County and lies just to the South.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Country Homes to Olympia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,681 miles [10,752 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,524 miles [8,890 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Country Homes) 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 Country Homes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Country HomesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Country Homes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7485, Longitude: -117.4044       In this case, the coordinates for Country Homes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Country Homes 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 336.832 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.757 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.539 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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