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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 Hamilton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hamilton 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 Hamilton:
    • 48.522305, -121.989192
    • 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 Hamilton
  • 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 Hamilton ...

We have found 75 communities that share the name Hamilton.

Within Washington, the name Hamilton is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 75 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 75 communities, 72 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marion County
      • This Hamilton is located in Marion County and lies 2,000 miles [3,218.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Hamilton.
      • Saint Clair 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 Alabama community of Hamilton [Saint Clair County].
    • Alaska
      • This Hamilton lies 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Arkansas
      • Garland County
      • This Hamilton is located in Garland County and lies 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garland County community of Hamilton.
      • Lonoke County
      • This Hamilton is located in Lonoke County and lies 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lonoke County community of Hamilton.
    • California
      • Glenn 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 California community of Hamilton [Glenn County].
      • Marin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Hamilton [Marin County].
      • Santa Clara County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Hamilton [Santa Clara County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Hamilton [Arapahoe County].
      • Chaffee 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 Colorado community of Hamilton [Chaffee County].
      • Moffat County
      • This Hamilton is located in Moffat County and lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moffat County community of Hamilton.
      • Park County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Hamilton [Park County].
    • Florida
      • Broward 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 Florida community of Hamilton [Broward County].
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Hamilton [Hamilton County].
    • Georgia
      • Harris County
      • This Hamilton is located in Harris County and lies 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Hamilton.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This Hamilton is located in Hancock County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Hamilton.
    • Indiana
      • Boone County
      • This Hamilton is located in Boone County and lies 1,843 miles [2,966 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hamilton.
      • Clinton County
      • This Hamilton is located in Clinton County and lies 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Hamilton.
      • Madison County
      • This Hamilton is located in Madison County and lies 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Hamilton.
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Hamilton is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 1,774 miles [2,855 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Hamilton.
      • Steuben County
      • This Hamilton is located in Steuben County and lies 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Hamilton.
    • Iowa
      • Marion County
      • This Hamilton is located in Marion County and lies 1,500 miles [2,414 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Hamilton.
    • Kansas
      • Cloud 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 Kansas community of Hamilton [Cloud County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hamilton [Crawford County].
      • Greenwood County
      • This Hamilton is located in Greenwood County and lies 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Hamilton.
      • Riley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hamilton [Riley County].
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hamilton [Sedgwick County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bell 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 Hamilton [Bell County].
      • Boone County
      • This Hamilton is located in Boone County and lies 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hamilton.
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Hamilton [Fayette County].
    • Louisiana
      • West Feliciana Parish
      • This Hamilton is located in West Feliciana Parish and lies 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Feliciana Parish community of Hamilton.
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Hamilton.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Hamilton is located in Baltimore City and lies 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Hamilton.
      • Baltimore County
      • This Hamilton is located in Baltimore County and lies 2,311 miles [3,719.2 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Hamilton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Hamilton is located in Essex County and lies 2,457 miles [3,954.2 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Hamilton.
      • Worcester County
      • This Hamilton is located in Worcester County and lies 2,428 miles [3,907.5 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Hamilton.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Hamilton is located in Allegan County and lies 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Hamilton.
      • Genesee 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 Michigan community of Hamilton [Genesee County].
      • Otsego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Hamilton [Otsego County].
    • Minnesota
      • Fillmore County
      • This Hamilton is located in Fillmore County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fillmore County community of Hamilton.
    • Mississippi
      • Benton County
      • This Hamilton is located in Benton County and lies 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Hamilton.
      • Monroe County
      • This Hamilton is located in Monroe County and lies 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km] to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Hamilton.
    • Missouri
      • Caldwell County
      • This Hamilton is located in Caldwell County and lies 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Hamilton.
    • Montana
      • Ravalli County
      • This Hamilton is located in Ravalli County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ravalli County community of Hamilton.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage 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 Nebraska community of Hamilton [Gage County].
    • Nevada
      • White Pine 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 Nevada community of Hamilton [White Pine County].
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • This Hamilton is located in Monmouth County and lies 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Hamilton.
      • Somerset County
      • This Hamilton is located in Somerset County and lies 2,357 miles [3,793.2 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Hamilton.
    • New Mexico
      • San Miguel County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in San Miguel County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Hamilton.
    • New York
      • Livingston 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 York community of Hamilton [Livingston County].
      • Madison County
      • This Hamilton is located in Madison County and lies 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Hamilton.
    • North Carolina
      • Martin County
      • This Hamilton is located in Martin County and lies 2,408 miles [3,875.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Hamilton.
    • North Dakota
      • Pembina County
      • This Hamilton is located in Pembina County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pembina County community of Hamilton.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Hamilton is located in Butler County and lies 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Hamilton.
      • Monroe County
      • This Hamilton is located in Monroe County and lies 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Hamilton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Seminole 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 Oklahoma community of Hamilton [Seminole County].
    • Ontario
      • This Hamilton lies 2,030 miles [3,267 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Oregon
      • Grant County
      • This Hamilton is located in Grant County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Hamilton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hamilton is located in Jefferson County and lies 2,139 miles [3,442.4 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hamilton.
      • Northumberland County
      • This Hamilton is located in Northumberland County and lies 2,247 miles [3,616.2 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Hamilton.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Hamilton lies 2,655 miles [4,272.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Hamilton is located in Washington County and lies 2,466 miles [3,968.6 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hamilton.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson 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 Hamilton [Anderson County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Hamilton is located in Sullivan County and lies 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Hamilton.
    • Texas
      • Hamilton County
      • This Hamilton is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Hamilton.
      • Harris County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Harris County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Hamilton.
    • Virginia
      • Cumberland County
      • This Hamilton is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,299 miles [3,699.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Hamilton.
      • Dinwiddie County
      • This Hamilton is located in Dinwiddie County and lies 2,347 miles [3,777.1 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dinwiddie County community of Hamilton.
      • Loudoun County
      • This Hamilton is located in Loudoun County and lies 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Hamilton.
      • Spotsylvania 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 Virginia community of Hamilton [Spotsylvania County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette 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 West Virginia community of Hamilton [Fayette County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Hamilton is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km]<1> to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Hamilton.
      • Ozaukee County
      • This Hamilton is located in Ozaukee County and lies 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the east of the Hamilton that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozaukee County community of Hamilton.
      • Waushara 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 Wisconsin community of Hamilton [Waushara County].
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fremont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Hamilton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamilton ...

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.

  • Big Lake [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
    • Big Lake [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake
  • Birdsview [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsview
    • Birdsview [Skagit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hamilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsview
  • Clear Lake [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake [Skagit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Hamilton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
  • Cokedale [Skagit County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokedale
    • Cokedale [Skagit County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hamilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Concrete [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concrete
      • Concrete [Skagit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Hamilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concrete
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concrete<5>
    • Day Creek [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day Creek
      • Day Creek [Skagit County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day Creek
    • Mirror Lake [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mirror Lake
      • Mirror Lake [Whatcom County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamilton
      • 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
    • Prairie [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie
      • Prairie [Skagit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie

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 Hamilton. 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.

How Far From Hamilton 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 town such as Hamilton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mount Vernon, which is the Seat of Skagit County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hamilton to Mount Vernon, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 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 7,470 miles [12,021.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,597 miles [9,007.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Washington

About Skagit County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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- Hamilton) 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 Hamilton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HamiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5223, Longitude: -121.9892    
<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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hamilton 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 340.63 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.194 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.459 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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