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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 Packwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Packwood 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 Packwood:
    • 46.606452, -121.67112
    • 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 Packwood
  • 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 Packwood ...

We have found four communities that share the name Packwood.

Within Washington, the name Packwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Packwood [Kern County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Packwood is located in Hillsborough County and lies 2,473 miles [3,979.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Packwood that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Packwood.
    • Iowa
      • Jefferson County
      • This Packwood is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km]<2> to the east of the Packwood that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Packwood.
      • Keokuk County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Keokuk County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keokuk County community of Packwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Packwood ...

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.

  • Berry Patch [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry Patch
    • Berry Patch [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Packwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berry Patch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry Patch
  • Crystal Mountain [Pierce County]
  • Longmire [Pierce County]
  • Mineral [Lewis County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • National [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National
      • National [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Packwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on National
    • Paradise [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Packwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Park Junction [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Junction
      • Park Junction [Pierce County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Packwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Junction
    • Silver Beach [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [Yakima County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Packwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Sunrise [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Packwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise

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

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

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    • Chehalis, which is the Seat of Lewis County and lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Packwood to Chehalis, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,292 miles [3,688.6 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 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 7,591 miles [12,216.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,701 miles [9,174.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Lewis County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lewis County: www.co.lewis.wa.us/

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 Packwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 from Point A (ie- Packwood) 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 Packwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PackwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Packwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6065, Longitude: -121.6711    
<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>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 Packwood 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 340.276 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.683 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.399 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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