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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 Olema, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olema 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 Olema:
    • 48.285704, -119.804232
    • 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 Olema
  • 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 Olema ...

We have found one communities that share the name Olema.

Within Washington, the name Olema is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Marin County
      • This Olema is located in Marin County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Olema that is located in Okanogan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olema
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marin County community of Olema.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olema ...

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.

  • Cherokee [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Dyer [Douglas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
    • Dyer [Douglas County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Olema
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Keystone [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Okanogan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
  • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Olema
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Paradise Hill [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hill
      • Paradise Hill [Okanogan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hill
    • Rocky Butte [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Butte
      • Rocky Butte [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Butte
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia City [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Okanogan County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Okanogan, which is the Seat of Okanogan County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Olema to Okanogan, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,203 miles [3,545.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 126 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,453 miles [11,994.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,556 miles [8,941.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Okanogan County: www.okanogancounty.org/

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- Olema) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olema. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2857, Longitude: -119.8042       In this case, the coordinates for Olema 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 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.
<4>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 Olema to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.818 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.087 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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