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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 Priest Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Priest Point 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 Priest Point:
    • 48.036762, -122.250973
    • 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 Priest Point
  • 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 Priest Point ...

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.

  • Delta Junction [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta Junction
    • Delta Junction [Snohomish County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Priest Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta Junction
  • Edgewater [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Snohomish County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Priest Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Everett [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Priest Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett<3>
  • Everett Junction [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett Junction
    • Everett Junction [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Priest Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett Junction
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    • John Sam Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Sam Lake
      • John Sam Lake [Snohomish County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Priest Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Sam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Sam Lake
    • Marysville [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Snohomish County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Priest Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<3>
    • Mission Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Beach
      • Mission Beach [Snohomish County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Priest Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Beach
    • Pebble Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Beach
      • Pebble Beach [Island County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Priest Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Beach
    • Shaker Church [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Church
      • Shaker Church [Snohomish County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Priest Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Church have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Church
    • Sunny Shores [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Shores
      • Sunny Shores [Snohomish County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Priest Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Shores

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 Priest Point. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • Mercer Island is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest of Priest Point.
      • Seattle is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Priest Point.
      • Everett is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Priest Point.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Priest Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Priest Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Croft<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Everett, which is the Seat of Snohomish County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Priest Point to Olympia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,315 miles [3,725.6 km] to the east (E). Driving 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 6,744 miles [10,853.4 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 7,505 miles [12,078.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,632 miles [9,063.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Communities in Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.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' (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- Priest Point) 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 Priest Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Priest PointOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Priest Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0368, Longitude: -122.2510       In this case, the coordinates for Priest Point 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Priest Point 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 340.826 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.395 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.672 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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