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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 Grapeview, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grapeview 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 Grapeview:
    • 47.329748, -122.835782
    • 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 Grapeview
  • 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 Grapeview ...

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.

  • Fair Harbor [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Harbor
    • Fair Harbor [Mason County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Grapeview
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Harbor
  • Forest Beach [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Beach
    • Forest Beach [Mason County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grapeview
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Beach
  • Glencove [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencove
    • Glencove [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grapeview
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencove
  • Graham Point [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham Point
    • Graham Point [Mason County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grapeview
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Point
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    • Grant [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Mason County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
    • Home [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grapeview
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Little Hoquiam [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Hoquiam
      • Little Hoquiam [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Hoquiam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Hoquiam
    • Rose Point [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Point
      • Rose Point [Mason County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Point
    • Sunbeach [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbeach
      • Sunbeach [Mason County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbeach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbeach
    • Sunrise Beach [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Sunset Beach [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Sunshine Beach [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Beach
      • Sunshine Beach [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grapeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Beach

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 Grapeview. 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 ...
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Grapeview.
      • Seattle is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<3>
    • Bob Houbregs     (Professional basketball)
    • Russell Johnson     (Actor)
      • Full name: Russell David Russell
      • Actor. He was born in Ashley (PA) on November 10, 1924 (a Monday) and died in Bainbridge Island (WA) on January 16, 2014 (a Thursday) at the age of 89. We don't have any burial details.
      • Bainbridge Island is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson<3>
    • Buddy Wayne Knox     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Happy (TX) on July 20, 1933 (a Thursday) and died in Bremerton (WA) on February 14, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Dreamland Cemetery (Randall County, Texas).
      • Bremerton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Grapeview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<3>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Shelton, which is the Seat of Mason County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grapeview to Shelton, with an average speed<4> 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south (S). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,344 miles [3,772.3 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 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 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 7,560 miles [12,166.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Mason County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grapeview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mason County: www.co.mason.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- Grapeview) 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 Grapeview. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrapeviewOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grapeview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3297, Longitude: -122.8358    
<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>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.
<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 Grapeview 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 341.278 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.885 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.11 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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