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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 Puyallup River Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Puyallup River Junction and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Puyallup River Junction
  • 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 Puyallup River Junction:
    • 47.006213, -122.193169
    • 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 Puyallup River Junction
  • 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 Puyallup River Junction ...

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.

  • Clay City [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay City
    • Clay City [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup River Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
  • Croker [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croker
    • Croker [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup River Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croker
  • Electron [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electron
    • Electron [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Puyallup River Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electron
  • Graham [Pierce County]
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    • Jims Corner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jims Corner
      • Jims Corner [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup River Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jims Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jims Corner
    • Ohop [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohop
      • Ohop [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Puyallup River Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohop
    • Surprise Valley [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise Valley
      • Surprise Valley [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Puyallup River Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise Valley
    • Tanwax [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanwax
      • Tanwax [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup River Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanwax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanwax
    • Thrift [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrift
      • Thrift [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrift

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 Puyallup River Junction. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<4>
    • Jacques 'Jack' Fournier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Au Sable (Michigan) on Thursday September 29, 1892 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday September 5, 1973 at the age of 81. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Tacoma is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<4>
    • Clements Ripley     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Friday August 26, 1892 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday July 22, 1954 at the age of 61.
      • Tacoma is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Puyallup River Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<4>

How Far From Puyallup River Junction 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 Puyallup River Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Puyallup River Junction to Tacoma, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two 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 6,810 miles [10,959.6 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 7,572 miles [12,186 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 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 Puyallup River Junction. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Puyallup River Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Puyallup River Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0062, Longitude: -122.1932       In this case, the coordinates for Puyallup River Junction 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 Puyallup River Junction 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 340.729 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.231 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.711 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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