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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 Pine City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pine City 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 Pine City:
    • 47.202391, -117.524362
    • 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 Pine City
  • 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 Pine City ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Pine City.

Within Washington, the name Pine City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Monroe County
      • This Pine City is located in Monroe County and lies 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Pine City.
    • California
      • Mariposa 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 California community of Pine City [Mariposa County].
      • Mono County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mono County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mono County community of Pine City.
    • Minnesota
      • Pine County
      • This Pine City is located in Pine County and lies 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km]<1> to the east of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pine County community of Pine City.
    • Missouri
      • Dunklin County
      • This Pine City is located in Dunklin County and lies 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Pine City.
    • New York
      • Chemung County
      • This Pine City is located in Chemung County and lies 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km]<1> to the east of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chemung County community of Pine City.
    • Oregon
      • Morrow County
      • This Pine City is located in Morrow County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Pine City.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Pine City is located in Clarion County and lies 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km]<1> to the east of the Pine City that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Pine City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine City ...

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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pine City
    • 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
  • Cashup [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashup
    • Cashup [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pine City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashup
  • Freedom [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Spokane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Juno [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
    • Juno [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pine City
    • 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
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mason [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Spokane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pine City
      • 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
    • Mock [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock
      • Mock [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pine City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock
    • Spring Valley [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Steptoe [Whitman County]
    • Sunset [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Whitman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pine City
      • 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 Pine City 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 Pine City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Pine City once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Pine City and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Colfax, which is the Seat of Whitman County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pine City to Colfax, with an average speed<6> 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 most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 252 miles [405.6 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,096 miles [3,373.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,718 miles [10,811.6 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 7,485 miles [12,045.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,558 miles [8,944.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine City) 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 Pine City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2024, Longitude: -117.5244       In this case, the coordinates for Pine City 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Pine City 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 Pine City, 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 Pine City 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 336.903 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.802 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.67 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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