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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 Nooksack, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nooksack 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 Nooksack:
    • 48.927792, -122.321120
    • 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 Nooksack
  • 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 Nooksack ...

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.

  • Cedarville [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Whatcom County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nooksack
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Clearbrook [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook
    • Clearbrook [Whatcom County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nooksack
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearbrook
  • Delta [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Whatcom County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Nooksack
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Dewey [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
    • Dewey [Whatcom County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Nooksack
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Greenwood [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Whatcom County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Nooksack
      • 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
    • Limestone Junction [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone Junction
      • Limestone Junction [Whatcom County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Nooksack
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone Junction
    • Noon [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noon
      • Noon [Whatcom County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nooksack
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noon
    • Peaceful Valley [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaceful Valley
      • Peaceful Valley [Whatcom County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Nooksack
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peaceful Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaceful Valley
    • Welcome [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Whatcom County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nooksack
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome

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 Nooksack. 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 ...
    • Tommy Noonan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Friday April 29, 1921 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday April 24, 1968 at the age of 47. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bellingham is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Nooksack.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Noonan<3>
    • James Tilton Pickett     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Thursday December 31, 1857 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday August 28, 1889 at the age of 31. He is buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Bellingham is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Nooksack.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Tilton Pickett<3>
    • Chuck Rayner     (Professional Hockey)
      • Professional Hockey. He was born in Sutherland (Saskatchewan) on Wednesday August 11, 1920 and died in Langley (British Columbia) on Saturday October 5, 2002 at the age of 82. He is buried at Victory Memorial Park (British Columbia).
      • Langley is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Nooksack.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Rayner<3>
    • Alberta Slim     (Country singer)
      • Country singer. He was born in Wiltshire (England) on Wednesday February 2, 1910 and died in Surrey (British Columbia) on Saturday November 26, 2005 at the age of 95. He is buried at Victory Memorial Park (British Columbia).
      • Surrey is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Nooksack.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alberta Slim<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bellingham, which is the Seat of Whatcom County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nooksack to Bellingham, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 2,318 miles [3,730.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,687 miles [10,761.7 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,582 miles [8,983.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Washington

About Whatcom County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.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- Nooksack) 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 Nooksack. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NooksackOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nooksack. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9278, Longitude: -122.3211       In this case, the coordinates for Nooksack 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>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 Nooksack 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 340.921 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.551 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.645 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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