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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 Paxton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Paxton 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 Paxton:
    • 47.050712, -118.004672
    • 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 Paxton
  • 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 Paxton ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Paxton.

Within Washington, the name Paxton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Plumas County
      • This Paxton is located in Plumas County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plumas County community of Paxton.
    • Florida
      • Walton County
      • This Paxton is located in Walton County and lies 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Paxton.
    • Georgia
      • Charlton County
      • This Paxton is located in Charlton County and lies 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlton County community of Paxton.
      • Liberty 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 Georgia community of Paxton [Liberty County].
    • Illinois
      • Ford County
      • This Paxton is located in Ford County and lies 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ford County community of Paxton.
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan County
      • This Paxton is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Paxton.
    • Kansas
      • Harvey County
      • This Paxton is located in Harvey County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of Paxton.
    • Kentucky
      • Breathitt County
      • This Paxton is located in Breathitt County and lies 1,861 miles [2,995 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breathitt County community of Paxton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Paxton is located in Worcester County and lies 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Paxton.
    • Michigan
      • Alpena County
      • This Paxton is located in Alpena County and lies 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alpena County community of Paxton.
      • Genesee 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 Michigan community of Paxton [Genesee County].
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Paxton [Dawson County].
    • Nebraska
      • Keith County
      • This Paxton is located in Keith County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keith County community of Paxton.
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Paxton is located in Summit County and lies 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Paxton.
    • Oregon
      • Jefferson County
      • This Paxton is located in Jefferson County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Paxton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Paxton is located in Dauphin County and lies 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Paxton.
    • South Dakota
      • Gregory 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 South Dakota community of Paxton [Gregory County].
    • Texas
      • Shelby County
      • This Paxton is located in Shelby County and lies 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Paxton.
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • This Paxton is located in Clay County and lies 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km]<1> to the east of the Paxton that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Paxton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paxton ...

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.

  • Amber [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber
    • Amber [Spokane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Paxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amber
  • Dusty [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty
    • Dusty [Whitman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Paxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty
  • Fishtrap [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishtrap
    • Fishtrap [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Paxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishtrap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishtrap
  • Gordon [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Whitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Paxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
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    • Hillcrest [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Juno [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Juno [Whitman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Keystone [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Paxton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<5>
    • Mason [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Spokane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Palm Lake [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Lake
      • Palm Lake [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Lake
    • Pine City [Whitman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
      • Pine City [Whitman County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Whitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Paxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

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

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

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    • Ritzville, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Paxton to Ritzville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 230 miles [370.1 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,118 miles [3,408.6 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,503 miles [12,074.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,579 miles [8,978.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.wa.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paxton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0507, Longitude: -118.0047       In this case, the coordinates for Paxton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Paxton 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>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 Paxton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Paxton 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 337.287 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.237 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.993 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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