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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 Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orchard Heights 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 Heights:
    • 47.530374, -122.599025
    • 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 Heights
  • 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 Heights ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Orchard Heights.

Within Washington, the name Orchard Heights is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Richland 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 Orchard Heights [Richland County].
    • Indiana
      • Saint Joseph 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 Orchard Heights [Saint Joseph County].
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Orchard Heights is located in Middlesex County and lies 2,403 miles [3,867.3 km]<2> to the east of the Orchard Heights that is located in Kitsap County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Orchard Heights.
    • Ohio
      • Stark County
      • This Orchard Heights is located in Stark County and lies 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km]<2> to the east of the Orchard Heights that is located in Kitsap County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Orchard Heights.
    • Ontario
      • This Orchard Heights lies 2,071 miles [3,333 km]<2> to the east of the Orchard Heights that is located in Kitsap County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Heights
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Orchard Heights is located in Davis County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Orchard Heights that is located in Kitsap County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Orchard Heights.
    • Virginia
      • Salem City
      • This Orchard Heights is located in Salem City and lies 2,250 miles [3,621 km]<2> to the east of the Orchard Heights that is located in Kitsap County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem City community of Orchard Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orchard Heights ...

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.

  • Conifer Park [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conifer Park
    • Conifer Park [Kitsap County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Orchard Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conifer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conifer Park
  • Cove [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Orchard Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
  • Crystal Springs [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Orchard Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Eagledale [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagledale
    • Eagledale [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Orchard Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagledale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagledale
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    • Harper [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Kitsap County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Marine Drive [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine Drive
      • Marine Drive [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marine Drive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine Drive
    • Meadowdale [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navy Yard City
      • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navy Yard City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navy Yard City
    • Rocky Point [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Wildwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Orchard Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Heights. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Mercer Island is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<4>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Orchard Heights.
      • Seattle is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<4>
    • 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 northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<4>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)
    • Douglas Croft     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday August 12, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday October 24, 1963 at the age of 37. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Seattle is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Orchard Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Croft<4>

How Far From Orchard Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Port Orchard, which is the Seat of Kitsap County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Orchard Heights to Olympia, 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,333 miles [3,754.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,782 miles [10,914.6 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 7,544 miles [12,140.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,670 miles [9,125 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County: www.kitsapgov.com/

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

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 Orchard Heights 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orchard Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orchard Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5304, Longitude: -122.5990       In this case, the coordinates for Orchard Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Orchard Heights 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 341.091 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.678 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.94 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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