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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 Montesano, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montesano 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 Montesano:
    • 46.981467, -123.600777
    • 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 Montesano
  • 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 Montesano ...

We have found one communities that share the name Montesano.

Within Washington, the name Montesano is unique.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Montesano in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sonoma County
      • This Montesano is located in Sonoma County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the south of the Montesano that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sonoma County community of Montesano.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montesano ...

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.

  • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
  • Fuller [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
    • Fuller [Grays Harbor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
  • Garden City [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Grays Harbor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Greenwood [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Grays Harbor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Junction City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
    • Pilgrim Heights [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Heights
      • Pilgrim Heights [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Heights
    • Woodlawn [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Montesano. 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 ...
    • Robert Arthur     (Actor)
      • Born: Robert Paul Arthaud
      • Actor. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on June 18, 1925 (a Thursday) and died in Aberdeen (WA) on October 1, 2008 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Aberdeen is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Montesano.
      • Aberdeen is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Montesano.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Arthur<3>
    • 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.
      • Aberdeen is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Montesano.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<3>
    • Martin James 'Marty' O'Toole     (Professional baseball)
    • Fredrick Earl 'Freddie' Steele     (Actor, professional boxer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Montesano to Olympia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 2,381 miles [3,831.8 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 93 days and walking would take 136 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,833 miles [10,996.6 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 7,594 miles [12,221.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,727 miles [9,216.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Grays Harbor County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montesano: www.montesano.us/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montesano) 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 Montesano. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontesanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montesano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9815, Longitude: -123.6008    
<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 Montesano 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 341.898 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.588 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.638 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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