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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 Point White, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Point White 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 Point White:
    • 47.592041, -122.565969
    • 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 Point White
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point White ...

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.

  • Central Valley [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Valley
    • Central Valley [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Point White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Valley
  • Conifer Park [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conifer Park
    • Conifer Park [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Point White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conifer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conifer Park
  • Crystal Springs [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Kitsap County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Point White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Eagledale [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagledale
    • Eagledale [Kitsap County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Point White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagledale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagledale
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    • Ferncliff [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferncliff
      • Ferncliff [Kitsap County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferncliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferncliff
    • Harper [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Marine Drive [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine Drive
      • Marine Drive [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marine Drive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine Drive
    • Meadowdale [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Kitsap County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navy Yard City
      • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navy Yard City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navy Yard City
    • Rocky Point [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Kitsap County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Point White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Point White. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<3>
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Mercer Island is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<3>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Point White.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<3>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<3>
    • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<3>
    • Bruce Harold Bennett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Saturday May 19, 1906 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 24, 2007 at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
      • Tacoma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<3>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<3>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Tueday January 31, 1893 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Saturday January 7, 1978 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Kirkland is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<3>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pasadena (California) on Sunday June 22, 1947 and died in Lake Forest Park (Washington) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 58. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Lake Forest Park is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<3>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<3>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Monday January 31, 1921 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday January 15, 2019 at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<3>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)
    • Douglas Croft     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday August 12, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday October 24, 1963 at the age of 37. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Point White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Croft<3>

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

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

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    • Port Orchard, which is the Seat of Kitsap County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Point White to Olympia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,331 miles [3,751.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 133 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,778 miles [10,908.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,539 miles [12,132.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,666 miles [9,118.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County: www.kitsapgov.com/

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' (or 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- Point White) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point White. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5920, Longitude: -122.5660       In this case, the coordinates for Point White have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>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.
<5>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 Point White to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.067 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.652 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.914 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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