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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 Pontiac, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pontiac 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 Pontiac:
    • 47.679377, -122.272971
    • 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 Pontiac
  • 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 Pontiac ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Pontiac.

Within Washington, the name Pontiac is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Polk 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 Arkansas community of Pontiac [Polk County].
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This Pontiac is located in Livingston County and lies 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Pontiac.
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Pontiac is located in Saint Clair County and lies 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Pontiac.
    • Indiana
      • Boone 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 Indiana community of Pontiac [Boone County].
      • Clay County
      • This Pontiac is located in Clay County and lies 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Pontiac.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Pontiac is located in Butler County and lies 1,454 miles [2,340 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Pontiac.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • This Pontiac is located in Oakland County and lies 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Pontiac.
    • Mississippi
      • Lamar 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 Mississippi community of Pontiac [Lamar County].
    • Missouri
      • Ozark County
      • This Pontiac is located in Ozark County and lies 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozark County community of Pontiac.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Pontiac is located in Erie County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Pontiac.
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This Pontiac is located in Huron County and lies 1,977 miles [3,181.7 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Pontiac.
    • Quebec
      • 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 Quebec community of Pontiac.
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • This Pontiac is located in Kent County and lies 2,480 miles [3,991.2 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Pontiac.
    • South Carolina
      • Richland County
      • This Pontiac is located in Richland County and lies 2,321 miles [3,735.3 km]<2> to the east of the Pontiac that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Pontiac.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pontiac ...

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.

  • Boddy [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boddy
    • Boddy [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Pontiac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boddy
  • Cedar Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Pontiac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Edgewater [King County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [King County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgewater Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Pontiac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Green Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
      • Green Lake [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Pontiac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Hunts Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
      • Hunts Point [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Point
    • Lake City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Mapleleaf [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleleaf
      • Mapleleaf [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleleaf
    • Meadow Brook [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook
      • Meadow Brook [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Pontiac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook
    • Meridian [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Olympic Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Hills
      • Olympic Hills [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Hills
    • Portage Bay [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Bay
      • Portage Bay [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage Bay
    • Sand Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Point
      • Sand Point [King County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Point
    • University [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [King County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • University Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [King County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Victory Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Heights
      • Victory Heights [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Heights
    • View Ridge [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Ridge
      • View Ridge [King County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Pontiac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Ridge

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 Pontiac. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Mercer Island is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Seattle is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<4>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<4>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Wednesday May 21, 1902 and died in Everett (Washington) on Tueday August 16, 1983 at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Pontiac.
      • Everett is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<4>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<4>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (New York) on Tueday June 16, 1936 and died in North Bend (Washington) on Monday January 27, 2014 at the age of 77. She is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • North Bend is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<4>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday May 6, 1921 and died in Everett (Washington) on Wednesday May 23, 1979 at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Pontiac.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<4>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Pontiac to Olympia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,317 miles [3,728.9 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 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,767 miles [10,890.4 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 7,529 miles [12,116.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,654 miles [9,099.2 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 Pontiac. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 Pontiac 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pontiac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pontiac. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PontiacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pontiac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6794, Longitude: -122.2730       In this case, the coordinates for Pontiac 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>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.
<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 Pontiac 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 340.828 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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