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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 Marcus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Marcus 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 Marcus:
    • 48.664167, -118.065683
    • 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 Marcus
  • 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 Marcus ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Marcus.

Within Washington, the name Marcus is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Marcus [DeKalb County].
    • Arkansas
      • Hot Spring 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 Arkansas community of Marcus [Hot Spring County].
    • Georgia
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Marcus [Jackson County].
    • Illinois
      • Carroll County
      • This Marcus is located in Carroll County and lies 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km]<3> to the east of the Marcus that is located in Stevens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Marcus.
    • Iowa
      • Cherokee County
      • This Marcus is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Marcus that is located in Stevens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Marcus.
    • Kentucky
      • Pendleton County
      • This Marcus is located in Pendleton County and lies 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km]<3> to the east of the Marcus that is located in Stevens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pendleton County community of Marcus.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Marcus [Marquette County].
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Humboldt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Marcus.
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery 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 North Carolina community of Marcus [Montgomery County].
    • South Dakota
      • Meade County
      • This Marcus is located in Meade County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Marcus that is located in Stevens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meade County community of Marcus.
    • West Virginia
      • Webster 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 West Virginia community of Marcus [Webster County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marcus ...

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.

  • Bear [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear
    • Bear [Stevens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Marcus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear
  • Blue Town [Stevens County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
    • Blue Town [Stevens County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Marcus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Echo [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Stevens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Marcus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
  • Evans [Stevens County]
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    • Greenwood [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Stevens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Harvey [Stevens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Stevens County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
      • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<5>
    • Little Dalles [Stevens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dalles
      • Little Dalles [Stevens County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dalles have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marble [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
    • Onion Creek [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onion Creek
      • Onion Creek [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onion Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onion Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Colville, which is the Seat of Stevens County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Marcus to Colville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 250 miles [402.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 121 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,635 miles [10,678 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,400 miles [11,909.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,490 miles [8,835.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Marcus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Marcus 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Marcus) 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 Marcus. 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 MarcusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marcus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6642, Longitude: -118.0657    
<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>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.
<7>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 Marcus to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.411 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.487 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.871 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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