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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 Langley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Langley 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 Langley:
    • 48.039113, -122.409482
    • 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 Langley
  • 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 Langley ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Langley.

Within Washington, the name Langley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pike County
      • This Langley is located in Pike County and lies 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Langley.
    • British Columbia
      • This Langley lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<1> to the north of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
    • Illinois
      • Bureau County
      • This Langley is located in Bureau County and lies 1,656 miles [2,665.1 km]<1> to the east of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bureau County community of Langley.
    • Kansas
      • Ellis 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 Langley [Ellis County].
      • Ellsworth County
      • This Langley is located in Ellsworth County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellsworth County community of Langley.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Langley is located in Floyd County and lies 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km]<1> to the east of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Langley.
      • Magoffin County
      • Although located in Magoffin County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Langley.
    • Mississippi
      • Attala 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 Mississippi community of Langley [Attala County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pitt County
      • This Langley is located in Pitt County and lies 2,432 miles [3,913.9 km]<1> to the east of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Langley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Mayes County
      • This Langley is located in Mayes County and lies 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mayes County community of Langley.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Langley is located in Aiken County and lies 2,311 miles [3,719.2 km]<1> to the east of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Langley.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Langley is located in Fairfax County and lies 2,315 miles [3,725.6 km]<1> to the east of the Langley that is located in Island County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Langley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Langley ...

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.

  • Edgewater [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Snohomish County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Langley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Everett Junction [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett Junction
    • Everett Junction [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Langley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett Junction
  • Freeland [Island County]
  • Greenbank [Island County]
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Harbor Center [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Center
      • Harbor Center [Island County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Center
    • Indian Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Beach
      • Indian Beach [Island County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Beach
    • John Sam Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Sam Lake
      • John Sam Lake [Snohomish County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Sam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Sam Lake
    • Mission Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
      • Mission Beach [Snohomish County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Beach
    • Nelsons Corner [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelsons Corner
      • Nelsons Corner [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Langley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelsons Corner
    • Pebble Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Beach
      • Pebble Beach [Island County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Beach
    • Possession [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possession
      • Possession [Island County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Possession have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possession
    • Priest Point [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priest Point
      • Priest Point [Snohomish County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priest Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priest Point
    • Shaker Church [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Church
      • Shaker Church [Snohomish County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Church have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Church
    • Sunlight Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunlight Beach
      • Sunlight Beach [Island County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunlight Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunlight Beach
    • Sunny Shores [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Shores
      • Sunny Shores [Snohomish County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Shores
    • Warm Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Beach
      • Warm Beach [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Langley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm 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 Langley. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • Mercer Island is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the south of Langley.
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • Seattle is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<6>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Born: Ralph Bowman
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (NE) on May 8, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Redmond (WA) on December 5, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<6>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Howard Earl Averill
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on May 21, 1902 (a Wednesday) and died in Everett (WA) on August 16, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Langley.
      • Everett is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<6>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<6>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (CA) on May 6, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Everett (WA) on May 23, 1979 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Langley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<6>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coupeville, which is the Seat of Island County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Langley to Coupeville, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,323 miles [3,738.5 km] to the east (E). Driving 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 6,746 miles [10,856.6 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 7,507 miles [12,081.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,636 miles [9,070.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Island County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Langley: www.langleywa.org/

The official website for Island County: www.islandcounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Langley) 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 Langley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LangleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0391, Longitude: -122.4095    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Langley 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 Langley, 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 Langley 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 340.957 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.548 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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