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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 Pullman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pullman 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 Pullman:
    • 46.730773, -117.181012
    • 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 Pullman
  • 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 Pullman ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pullman.

Within Washington, the name Pullman is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Pullman is located in Sevier County and lies 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pullman that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Pullman.
    • Colorado
      • Denver 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 Colorado community of Pullman [Denver County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Pullman is located in Cook County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the east of the Pullman that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Pullman.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Pullman is located in Allegan County and lies 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km]<1> to the east of the Pullman that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Pullman.
    • Nebraska
      • Cherry County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cherry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherry County community of Pullman.
    • Texas
      • Potter County
      • This Pullman is located in Potter County and lies 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pullman that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Pullman.
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • This Pullman is located in Ritchie County and lies 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km]<1> to the east of the Pullman that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Pullman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pullman ...

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.

  • Advent Hollow [Latah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent Hollow
    • Advent Hollow [Latah County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pullman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blaine [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Latah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pullman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Chambers [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers [Whitman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pullman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Cornwall [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
    • Cornwall [Latah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Pullman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Joel [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
      • Joel [Latah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
    • Leon [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Nez Perce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Mayview [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayview
      • Mayview [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayview
    • Moscow [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Pullman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<5>
    • Ringo [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo
      • Ringo [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringo
    • Sunshine [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Whitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Union Center [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Center
      • Union Center [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pullman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Center
    • Uniontown [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Pullman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<5>

How Far From Pullman to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Pullman to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Colfax, which is the Seat of Whitman County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pullman to Colfax, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 270 miles [434.5 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 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,079 miles [3,345.8 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 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,509 miles [12,084.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,575 miles [8,972.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pullman: www.ci.pullman.wa.us/

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 '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- Pullman) 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 Pullman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PullmanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pullman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7308, Longitude: -117.1810    
<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 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 Pullman 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 Pullman, 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 Pullman 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 336.599 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.418 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.496 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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