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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 DuPont, we use the following websites to find information relevant to DuPont 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 DuPont:
    • 47.099373, -122.638113
    • 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 DuPont
  • 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 DuPont ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name DuPont.

Within Washington, the name DuPont is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Adams County
      • This DuPont is located in Adams County and lies 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of DuPont.
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This DuPont is located in Kent County and lies 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of DuPont.
    • Florida
      • Flagler County
      • This DuPont is located in Flagler County and lies 2,515 miles [4,047.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Flagler County community of DuPont.
    • Georgia
      • Clinch 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 Georgia community of DuPont [Clinch County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of DuPont [Cook County].
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson County
      • This DuPont is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of DuPont.
    • Kentucky
      • Muhlenberg 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 Kentucky community of DuPont [Muhlenberg County].
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This DuPont is located in Avoyelles Parish and lies 1,969 miles [3,168.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avoyelles Parish community of DuPont.
      • Iberville Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of DuPont [Iberville Parish].
      • Pointe Coupee Parish
      • This DuPont is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and lies 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the east southeast of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pointe Coupee Parish community of DuPont.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This DuPont is located in Hennepin County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of DuPont.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of DuPont [Jasper County].
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth 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 New Jersey community of DuPont [Monmouth County].
    • North Carolina
      • Wake 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 North Carolina community of DuPont [Wake County].
    • Ohio
      • Putnam County
      • This DuPont is located in Putnam County and lies 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of DuPont.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This DuPont is located in Luzerne County and lies 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of DuPont.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston 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 South Carolina community of DuPont [Charleston County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • This DuPont is located in Sevier County and lies 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km]<1> to the east of the DuPont that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of DuPont.

Curious and Interesting Names Near DuPont ...

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.

  • Clover Park [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Park
    • Clover Park [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of DuPont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Park
  • Gertrude [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
    • Gertrude [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of DuPont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
  • Hillside [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of DuPont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
  • Lake City [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of DuPont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
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    • Lakeview [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Meridian [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Mock City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock City
      • Mock City [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock City
    • Mushroom Corner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mushroom Corner
      • Mushroom Corner [Thurston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mushroom Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mushroom Corner
    • Pioneer [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Ponders Corner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponders Corner
      • Ponders Corner [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponders Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponders Corner
    • Sunset Beach [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Union Mill [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Mill
      • Union Mill [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of DuPont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Mill

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 DuPont. 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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    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of DuPont.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of DuPont.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of DuPont.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of DuPont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<5>
    • Bob Houbregs     (Professional basketball)
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of DuPont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from DuPont to Tacoma, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,336 miles [3,759.4 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 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,811 miles [10,961.2 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 7,573 miles [12,187.6 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 ...

The official website for DuPont: www.ci.dupont.wa.us/

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- DuPont) 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 DuPont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DuPontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in DuPont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0994, Longitude: -122.6381    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 DuPont 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>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 DuPont, 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 DuPont 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 341.103 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.67 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.996 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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