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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 Nordrum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nordrum 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 Nordrum:
    • 47.558721, -121.535098
    • 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 Nordrum
  • 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 Nordrum ...

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.

  • Cedar Falls [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Falls
    • Cedar Falls [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nordrum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Falls
  • Denny Creek [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denny Creek
    • Denny Creek [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Nordrum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denny Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denny Creek
  • Edgewick [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewick
    • Edgewick [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nordrum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewick
  • Ernies Grove [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernies Grove
    • Ernies Grove [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Nordrum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernies Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernies Grove
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Grotto [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grotto
      • Grotto [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Nordrum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grotto
    • Junction [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Nordrum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
    • Riverbend [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nordrum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Rockdale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Nordrum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Tanner [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner
      • Tanner [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nordrum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner

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 Nordrum. 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 ...
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Nordrum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<3>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (New York) on Tueday June 16, 1936 and died in North Bend (Washington) on Monday January 27, 2014 at the age of 77. She is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • North Bend is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Nordrum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Nordrum once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Nordrum and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Nordrum to Seattle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 2,283 miles [3,674.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,764 miles [10,885.6 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 7,527 miles [12,113.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,642 miles [9,079.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Nordrum) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nordrum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5587, Longitude: -121.5351       In this case, the coordinates for Nordrum 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>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 Nordrum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Nordrum 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 340.211 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.658 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.239 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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