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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 Fife, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fife 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 Fife:
    • 47.236384, -122.35719
    • 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 Fife
  • 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 Fife ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Fife.

Within Washington, the name Fife is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Fife lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Fife is located in Fulton County and lies 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Fife.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Fife is located in Cascade County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Fife.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Fife is located in Cass County and lies 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km]<1> to the east of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Fife.
    • Oregon
      • Crook 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 Oregon community of Fife [Crook County].
    • Texas
      • McCulloch County
      • This Fife is located in McCulloch County and lies 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCulloch County community of Fife.
    • Virginia
      • Goochland County
      • This Fife is located in Goochland County and lies 2,314 miles [3,724 km]<1> to the east of the Fife that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Goochland County community of Fife.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fife ...

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.

  • Dash Point [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
    • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fife
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
  • Federal Way [King County]
  • Fern Hill [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Hill
    • Fern Hill [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fife
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill
  • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
    • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fife
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Firwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Fife
    • Lakota [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakota
      • Lakota [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakota have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
    • Meeker [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
    • Mirror Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mirror Lake
      • Mirror Lake [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mirror Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mirror Lake
    • Stuck [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuck
      • Stuck [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fife
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuck

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 Fife. 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 ...
    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Mercer Island is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<6>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Fife.
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<6>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<6>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<6>
    • Bobby Brown     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<6>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<6>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<6>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<6>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)
    • Kurt Cobain     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on February 20, 1967 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on April 5, 1994 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<6>
    • Douglas Croft     (Actor)
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Fife.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Fife to Olympia, with an average speed<7> 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 just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,322 miles [3,736.9 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 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,560 miles [12,166.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,682 miles [9,144.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fife: www.cityoffife.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fife) 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 Fife. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FifeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fife. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2364, Longitude: -122.3572    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Fife 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Fife to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.876 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.414 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.802 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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