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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 Powers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Powers 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 Powers:
    • 46.537922, -118.152458
    • 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 Powers
  • 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 Powers ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Powers.

Within Washington, the name Powers is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This Powers is located in Hale County and lies 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Powers.
    • Arizona
      • Cochise 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 Arizona community of Powers [Cochise County].
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • This Powers is located in Hempstead County and lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hempstead County community of Powers.
      • Johnson 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 Arkansas community of Powers [Johnson County].
    • Indiana
      • Jay County
      • This Powers is located in Jay County and lies 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km]<1> to the east of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jay County community of Powers.
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess 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 Kentucky community of Powers [Daviess County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Powers [Aroostook County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Powers is located in Menominee County and lies 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km]<1> to the east of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Powers.
    • Mississippi
      • Jones County
      • This Powers is located in Jones County and lies 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Powers.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Powers is located in Gallatin County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the east of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Powers.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Powers is located in Robeson County and lies 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km]<1> to the east of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Powers.
    • Ohio
      • Fulton 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 Ohio community of Powers [Fulton County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian County
      • This Powers is located in Canadian County and lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Canadian County community of Powers.
    • Oregon
      • Coos County
      • This Powers is located in Coos County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the southwest of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Powers.
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette County
      • This Powers is located in Fayette County and lies 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Powers that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Powers.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood 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 West Virginia community of Powers [Wood County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Powers ...

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.

  • Chew [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chew
    • Chew [Walla Walla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Powers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chew have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chew
  • Clyde [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Powers
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Dodge [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Powers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
  • Gordon [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Powers
    • 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
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hay [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay
      • Hay [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Powers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay
    • Huntsville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Powers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Relief [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Powers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relief
    • Shreck [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shreck
      • Shreck [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Powers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shreck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Powers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<5>
    • Whetstone [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Powers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone
    • Wild Goose [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Goose
      • Wild Goose [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Powers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Goose have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Goose

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dayton, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Powers to Dayton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 227 miles [365.3 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 2,125 miles [3,419.9 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 6,772 miles [10,898.5 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 7,538 miles [12,131.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,612 miles [9,031.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Columbia County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiaco.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Powers) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5379, Longitude: -118.1525       In this case, the coordinates for Powers 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 Powers 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 Powers, 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 Powers 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 337.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.311 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.134 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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