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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 Oroville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oroville 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 Oroville:
    • 48.937525, -119.436598
    • 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 Oroville
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Okanogan County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Okanogan County
    • Since Oroville is near Ferry County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Ferry County
  • 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 Oroville ...

We have found three communities that share the name Oroville.

Within Washington, the name Oroville is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Greenlee County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Greenlee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenlee County community of Oroville.
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Oroville is located in Butte County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<2> to the south of the Oroville that is located in Okanogan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Oroville.
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Mineral County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Oroville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oroville ...

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.

  • Bridesville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridesville
    • Bridesville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Oroville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridesville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridesville
  • Eagle Bluff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Bluff
    • Eagle Bluff lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Oroville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Bluff came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Bluff
  • Enterprise [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Okanogan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Oroville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Janis [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janis
    • Janis [Okanogan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Oroville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janis
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Molson [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molson
      • Molson [Okanogan County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Oroville
    • Mount Baldy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Baldy
      • Mount Baldy lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Oroville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Baldy
    • Nighthawk [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nighthawk
      • Nighthawk [Okanogan County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Oroville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nighthawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oliver
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Oroville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oliver<5>
    • Rock Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Okanogan, which is the Seat of Okanogan County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Oroville to Okanogan, with an average speed<6> 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 206 miles [331.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,187 miles [3,519.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 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 7,405 miles [11,917.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,510 miles [8,867.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oroville. 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>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 Oroville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Oroville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oroville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrovilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oroville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9375, Longitude: -119.4366    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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>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 Oroville 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 338.543 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.81 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.739 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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