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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 Pampa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pampa and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Pampa:
    • 46.777376, -117.954111
    • 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 Pampa
  • 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 Pampa ...

We have found three communities that share the name Pampa.

Within Washington, the name Pampa is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern 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 California community of Pampa [Kern County].
    • Texas
      • Gray County
      • This Pampa is located in Gray County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Pampa that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pampa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Pampa.
    • Virginia
      • Gloucester County
      • This Pampa is located in Gloucester County and lies 2,183 miles [3,513.2 km]<2> to the east of the Pampa that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pampa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Pampa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pampa ...

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.

  • Dodge [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge [Garfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Pampa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
  • Dusty [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty
    • Dusty [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Pampa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty
  • Gordon [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Whitman County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Pampa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
  • Hay [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay
    • Hay [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Pampa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Pampa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<4>
    • Ping [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ping
      • Ping [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Pampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ping have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ping
    • Powers [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
      • Powers [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Pampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
    • Shreck [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shreck
      • Shreck [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Pampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shreck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shreck
    • Starbuck [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
      • Starbuck [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Pampa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<4>
    • Swift [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift
      • Swift [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Pampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swift have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift
    • Wild Goose [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Goose
      • Wild Goose [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Pampa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Goose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Goose

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Colfax, which is the Seat of Whitman County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pampa to Colfax, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 234 miles [376.6 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,116 miles [3,405.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 121 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 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 7,519 miles [12,100.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,593 miles [9,001.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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 Pampa 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 from Point A (ie- Pampa) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pampa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7774, Longitude: -117.9541       In this case, the coordinates for Pampa 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>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 Pampa 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 337.231 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.154 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.985 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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