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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 Nelson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelson 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 Nelson:
    • 47.193452, -121.053656
    • 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 Nelson
  • 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 Nelson ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Nelson.

There is one other community in Washington which is also named Nelson.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 51 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 51 communities, 49 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Washington ...
    • Skamania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Nelson [Skamania County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Nelson is located in Chambers County and lies 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Nelson.
      • Mobile County
      • This Nelson is located in Mobile County and lies 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Nelson.
      • Shelby County
      • This Nelson is located in Shelby County and lies 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Nelson.
    • Arizona
      • Pima County
      • This Nelson is located in Pima County and lies 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pima County community of Nelson.
      • Yavapai County
      • This Nelson is located in Yavapai County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the south southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Nelson.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Nelson [Drew County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nelson lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Nelson is located in Butte County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<2> to the south of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Nelson.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan County
      • This Nelson is located in Morgan County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Nelson.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Nelson is located in Cherokee County and lies 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Nelson.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Clearwater County].
      • Oneida 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 Idaho community of Nelson [Oneida County].
      • Shoshone County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Shoshone County].
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Nelson [Iroquois County].
      • Lee County
      • This Nelson is located in Lee County and lies 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Nelson.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Nelson [Vigo County].
    • Iowa
      • Guthrie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Nelson [Guthrie County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Nelson [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 Nelson [Crawford County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Nelson [Clark County].
      • Muhlenberg County
      • This Nelson is located in Muhlenberg County and lies 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muhlenberg County community of Nelson.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Nelson is located in Wolfe County and lies 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km] to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Nelson.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Nelson [Bienville Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • 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 Manitoba community of Nelson.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Nelson is located in Charles County and lies 2,271 miles [3,654.8 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Nelson.
      • Somerset County
      • This Nelson is located in Somerset County and lies 2,349 miles [3,780.3 km] to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Nelson.
    • Michigan
      • Cheboygan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nelson [Cheboygan County].
      • Saginaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Saginaw County and lies 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Nelson.
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Nelson is located in Douglas County and lies 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Nelson.
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • This Nelson is located in Saline County and lies 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Nelson.
    • Montana
      • Fergus 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 Montana community of Nelson [Fergus County].
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Nelson.
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls County
      • This Nelson is located in Nuckolls County and lies 1,239 miles [1,994 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nuckolls County community of Nelson.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Clark County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Nelson.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Nelson is located in Cheshire County and lies 2,363 miles [3,802.9 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Nelson.
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Nelson is located in Madison County and lies 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Nelson.
      • Steuben County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Nelson [Steuben County].
    • North Carolina
      • Durham County
      • This Nelson is located in Durham County and lies 2,284 miles [3,675.7 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Durham County community of Nelson.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Nelson [Morgan County].
      • Portage County
      • This Nelson is located in Portage County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Nelson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Choctaw County and lies 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Nelson.
    • Ontario
      • This Nelson lies 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Nelson is located in Baker County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Nelson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Nelson is located in Tioga County and lies 2,155 miles [3,468.1 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Nelson.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Nelson [Fairfield County].
    • Texas
      • Ellis County
      • This Nelson is located in Ellis County and lies 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Nelson.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Nelson is located in Davis County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Nelson.
    • Virginia
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Nelson is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Nelson.
      • York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Nelson [York County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Nelson is located in Boone County and lies 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Nelson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This Nelson is located in Buffalo County and lies 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km]<2> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Kittitas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Nelson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelson ...

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.

  • American River (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American River
    • American River lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Nelson and is located in Yakima County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for American River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on American River
  • Cabin Creek (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
    • Cabin Creek lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Kittitas County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • Cougar Valley (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cougar Valley
    • Cougar Valley lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Nelson and is located in Yakima County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cougar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cougar Valley
  • Horlick (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horlick
    • Horlick lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Nelson and is located in Kittitas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horlick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horlick
  • Lavender (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavender
    • Lavender lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in Kittitas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavender have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavender
  • Liberty (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Nelson and is located in Kittitas County
    • Former names for Liberty:
    • Meaghersville
    • Williams Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Martin (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Nelson and is located in Kittitas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
  • Ronald (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Stampede (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stampede
    • Stampede lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Nelson and is located in King County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stampede have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stampede

How Far From Nelson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Nelson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Ellensburg, which is the Seat of Kittitas County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nelson to Ellensburg, with an average speed<6> 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 just over a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the west (W). 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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,261 miles [3,638.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,780 miles [10,911.4 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 7,543 miles [12,139.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,651 miles [9,094.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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The official website for Kittitas County: www.co.kittitas.wa.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nelson 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.
<2>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- Nelson) 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 Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NelsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1935, Longitude: -121.0537       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Nelson, 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>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 Nelson 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 339.796 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.157 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.953 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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