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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 Ephrata, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ephrata 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 Ephrata:
    • 47.317650, -119.553846
    • 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 Ephrata
  • 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 Ephrata ...

We have found one communities that share the name Ephrata.

Within Washington, the name Ephrata is unique.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Ephrata in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Ephrata is located in Lancaster County and lies 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km]<1> to the east of the Ephrata that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Ephrata.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ephrata ...

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.

  • Bacon [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacon
  • Crater [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crater
    • Crater [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crater
  • Lakeview [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Lakeview Park [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Park
    • Lakeview Park [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Park
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mae [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
      • Mae [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mae
    • Mitchell [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<3>
    • Soap Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Ephrata to Olympia, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,512 miles [12,089.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,605 miles [9,020.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grant County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ephrata: www.ephrata.org/

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.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- Ephrata) 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 Ephrata. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EphrataOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ephrata. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3177, Longitude: -119.5538    
<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>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.
<5>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 Ephrata to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.567 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.739 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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