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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 Purdy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Purdy 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 Purdy:
    • 47.388985, -122.625410
    • 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 Purdy
  • 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 Purdy ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Purdy.

Within Washington, the name Purdy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Madison County
      • This Purdy is located in Madison County and lies 1,674 miles [2,694 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Purdy.
    • Iowa
      • Lucas County
      • This Purdy is located in Lucas County and lies 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km]<1> to the east of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Purdy.
    • Kansas
      • Morton 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 Kansas community of Purdy [Morton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Purdy is located in Adair County and lies 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km]<1> to the east of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Purdy.
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola 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 Michigan community of Purdy [Tuscola County].
    • Missouri
      • Barry County
      • This Purdy is located in Barry County and lies 1,628 miles [2,620 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Purdy.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garvin County
      • This Purdy is located in Garvin County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garvin County community of Purdy.
    • Ontario
      • This Purdy lies 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Tennessee
      • McNairy County
      • This Purdy is located in McNairy County and lies 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McNairy County community of Purdy.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Purdy is located in Weber County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Purdy.
    • Virginia
      • Greensville County
      • This Purdy is located in Greensville County and lies 2,382 miles [3,833.5 km]<1> to the east of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greensville County community of Purdy.
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Purdy is located in Calhoun County and lies 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km]<1> to the east of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Purdy.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Purdy is located in Vernon County and lies 1,541 miles [2,480 km]<1> to the east of the Purdy that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Purdy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Purdy ...

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.

  • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<3>
  • Glencove [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencove
    • Glencove [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencove
  • Harbor Heights [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Heights
    • Harbor Heights [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Heights
  • Maplewood [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
    • Maplewood [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
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    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Sunrise Beach [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
    • Sunshine Beach [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Beach
      • Sunshine Beach [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Beach
    • Swede Hill [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swede Hill
      • Swede Hill [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swede Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swede Hill
    • Wildwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Kitsap County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Purdy. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Mercer Island is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Purdy.
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Croft<5>
    • Bing Crosby     (Singer, Oscar winning actor)
      • Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) on Friday October 14, 1977 at the age of 74.
      • Tacoma is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<5>
    • Cathryn Damon     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 11, 1930 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 4, 1987 at the age of 56. She is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cathryn Damon<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Purdy to Tacoma, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,334 miles [3,756.2 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 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 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 7,553 miles [12,155.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,679 miles [9,139.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purdy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purdy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3890, Longitude: -122.6254       In this case, the coordinates for Purdy 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 Purdy 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<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 Purdy 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 341.106 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.688 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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