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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 Nass, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nass 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 Nass:
    • 46.338741, -120.146160
    • 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 Nass
  • 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 Nass ...

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.

  • Alfalfa [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa
    • Alfalfa [Yakima County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Nass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfalfa
  • Emerald [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Yakima County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Flint [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint [Yakima County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
  • Givens Corner [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Givens Corner
    • Givens Corner [Yakima County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Givens Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Givens Corner
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Grandview [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Yakima County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandview<3>
    • Liberty [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Yakima County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Nass
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Outlook [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlook
      • Outlook [Yakima County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Nass
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Outlook
    • Sunnyside [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Yakima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<3>

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 Nass. 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 ...
    • Harlond Benton 'Darkie' Clift     (Major League Baseball)
    • Larry Hovis     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Wapato (Washington) on Thursday February 20, 1936 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday September 9, 2003 at the age of 67. The body was cremated.
      • Wapato is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Nass.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Hovis<4>
    • Sam Kinison     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Yakima (Washington) on Tueday December 8, 1953 and died in Needles (California) on Friday April 10, 1992 at the age of 38. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Yakima is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Nass.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Kinison<4>
    • Barbara Dale 'Beth' La Marr     (Actress)
    • Peter James 'Pete' Mikkelsen     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday October 25, 1939 and died in Mabton (Washington) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 at the age of 67. He is buried at Prosser Cemetery (Benton County, Washington).
      • Mabton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Nass.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter James 'Pete' Mikkelsen<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Yakima, which is the Seat of Yakima County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nass to Yakima, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,220 miles [3,572.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 127 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,820 miles [10,975.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,585 miles [12,206.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,677 miles [9,136.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yakima County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yakima County: www.pan.co.yakima.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 from Point A (ie- Nass) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3387, Longitude: -120.1462       In this case, the coordinates for Nass have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Nass to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.003 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.187 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.43 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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