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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 Palisades, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Palisades 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 Palisades:
    • 47.419094, -119.914936
    • 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 Palisades
  • 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 Palisades ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Palisades.

Within Washington, the name Palisades is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Palisades is located in Van Buren County and lies 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Palisades.
    • Idaho
      • Bonneville County
      • This Palisades is located in Bonneville County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonneville County community of Palisades.
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • This Palisades is located in DuPage County and lies 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km]<1> to the east of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Palisades.
    • Kentucky
      • Lyon County
      • This Palisades is located in Lyon County and lies 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Palisades.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis 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 Missouri community of Palisades [Saint Louis County].
    • New York
      • Rockland County
      • This Palisades is located in Rockland County and lies 2,284 miles [3,675.7 km]<1> to the east of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockland County community of Palisades.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Palisades is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Palisades.
    • Texas
      • Randall County
      • This Palisades is located in Randall County and lies 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Palisades that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randall County community of Palisades.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palisades ...

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.

  • Appleyard [Chelan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleyard
    • Appleyard [Chelan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleyard
  • Crater [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crater
    • Crater [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Palisades
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crater
  • Farmer [Douglas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
    • Farmer [Douglas County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Palisades
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lakeview [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Palisades
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Lakeview Park [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Park
      • Lakeview Park [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Park
    • Olds [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Olds [Chelan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
    • Rock Island [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
      • Rock Island [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<4>
    • Soap Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Palisades
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<4>
    • Sunny Hill [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Sunnyslope [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope [Chelan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • Terrace Park [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
      • Terrace Park [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
    • Voltage [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voltage
      • Voltage [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Palisades
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltage

How Far From Palisades to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Palisades to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waterville, which is the Seat of Douglas County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Palisades to Waterville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,208 miles [3,553.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 126 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 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 7,511 miles [12,087.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,609 miles [9,026.8 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 Palisades. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Douglas County: www.douglascountywa.net/

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- Palisades) 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 Palisades. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalisadesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palisades. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4191, Longitude: -119.9149    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Palisades 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>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 Palisades 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 338.869 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.094 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.193 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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