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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 Orchard Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orchard Grove 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 Orchard Grove:
    • 47.388556, -122.023064
    • 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 Orchard Grove
  • 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 Orchard Grove ...

We have found five communities that share the name Orchard Grove.

Within Washington, the name Orchard Grove is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Orchard Grove is located in Lake County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Grove that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Orchard Grove.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Orchard Grove [Sumner County].
    • Ohio
      • Lake County
      • This Orchard Grove is located in Lake County and lies 2,019 miles [3,249.3 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Grove that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Orchard Grove.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Orchard Grove.
    • Wisconsin
      • Washington County
      • This Orchard Grove is located in Washington County and lies 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Grove that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Orchard Grove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orchard Grove ...

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 Grove [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orchard Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Mountain [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
    • Cedar Mountain [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orchard Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
  • Danville [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Orchard Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Georgetown [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orchard Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Henrys [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys
      • Henrys [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Orchard Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys
    • Hobart [King County]
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orchard Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<4>
    • Meridian Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian Heights
      • Meridian Heights [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Orchard Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian Heights
    • Noble [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble
      • Noble [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Orchard Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble
    • Wilderness [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilderness
      • Wilderness [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Orchard Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilderness have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilderness
    • Wilderness Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilderness Village
      • Wilderness Village [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Orchard Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilderness Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilderness Village

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 Orchard Grove. 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.

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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<5>
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Mercer Island is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<5>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<5>
    • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Tacoma is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<5>
    • Bruce Harold Bennett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Saturday May 19, 1906 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 24, 2007 at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
      • Tacoma is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<5>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<5>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Tueday January 31, 1893 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Saturday January 7, 1978 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Kirkland is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<5>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pasadena (California) on Sunday June 22, 1947 and died in Lake Forest Park (Washington) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 58. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Lake Forest Park is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<5>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<5>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Monday January 31, 1921 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday January 15, 2019 at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Orchard Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<5>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Orchard Grove to Seattle, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,783 miles [10,916.2 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 7,545 miles [12,142.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,664 miles [9,115.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orchard Grove) 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 Orchard Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orchard GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orchard Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3886, Longitude: -122.0231    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Orchard Grove 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Orchard Grove 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 340.607 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.109 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.572 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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