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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 Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orchard Park 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 Park:
    • 47.675449, -117.325211
    • 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 Park
  • 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 Park ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Orchard Park.

Within Washington, the name Orchard Park is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Fremont County and lies 878 miles [1,413 km]<1> to the southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Orchard Park.
    • Georgia
      • Douglas County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Douglas County and lies 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Orchard Park.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Orchard Park.
    • Kansas
      • Labette County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Labette County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Labette County community of Orchard Park.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Orchard Park.
    • New Mexico
      • Chaves County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Chaves County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaves County community of Orchard Park.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Erie County and lies 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Orchard Park.
      • Saratoga County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Saratoga County and lies 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the east of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Orchard Park.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Orchard Park.
    • Ontario
      • This Orchard Park lies 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km]<1> to the east of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Orchard Park [Lancaster County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Greenville County and lies 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Orchard Park.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Orchard Park is located in Davis County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Orchard Park that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Orchard Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orchard Park ...

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.

  • Alpha [Spokane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Spokane County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Orchard Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chester [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Spokane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orchard Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
  • Dishman [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dishman
    • Dishman [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Orchard Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dishman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dishman
  • Greenacres [Spokane County]
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    • Hillyard [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillyard
      • Hillyard [Spokane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orchard Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillyard
    • Irwin [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Spokane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Orchard Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Mead [Spokane County]
    • Opportunity [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opportunity
      • Opportunity [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Orchard Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
    • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Prairie
      • Orchard Prairie [Spokane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Orchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Prairie

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 Park. 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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    • Jack Bannon     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 14, 1940 and died in Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Coeur d'Alene is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Bannon<6>
    • Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Friday February 17, 1905 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 1, 1944 at the age of 39. He is buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<6>
    • Leon Joseph Cadore     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday November 20, 1890 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday March 16, 1958 at the age of 67. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Bonner County, Idaho).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Cadore<6>
    • Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday June 7, 1953 at the age of 53. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden<6>
    • Frankie Fontaine     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Monday April 19, 1920 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Friday August 4, 1978 at the age of 58.
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Fontaine<6>
    • Clifton James     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Saturday May 29, 1920 and died in Gladstone (Oregon) on Saturday April 15, 2017 at the age of 96. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James<6>
    • Catherine Lee 'Cathy' Lewis     (Actress)
    • Darren McGavin     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday May 7, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday February 25, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darren McGavin<6>
    • John McIntire     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Thursday June 27, 1907 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday January 30, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Tobacco Valley Cemetery (Lincoln County, Montana).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McIntire<6>
    • Seena Owen     (Actress, screenwriter)
      • Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 14, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday August 15, 1966 at the age of 71. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen<6>
    • Amzie Strickland     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on Friday January 10, 1919 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday July 5, 2006 at the age of 87. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Spokane is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Orchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amzie Strickland<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spokane, which is the Seat of Spokane County and lies just to the West.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Orchard Park to Olympia, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,684 miles [10,756.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,451 miles [11,991.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,526 miles [8,893.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Spokane County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orchard Park) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orchard Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6754, Longitude: -117.3252       In this case, the coordinates for Orchard Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Orchard Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Park 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.764 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.673 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.495 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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