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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 Ragnar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ragnar 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 Ragnar:
    • 47.440938, -121.707884
    • 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 Ragnar
  • 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 Ragnar ...

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.

  • Cedar Falls [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Falls
    • Cedar Falls [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ragnar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Falls
  • Edgewick [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewick
    • Edgewick [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ragnar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewick
  • Ernies Grove [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernies Grove
    • Ernies Grove [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ragnar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernies Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernies Grove
  • Page [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
    • Page [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ragnar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Riverbend [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ragnar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Snoose Junction [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoose Junction
      • Snoose Junction [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ragnar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snoose Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snoose Junction
    • Spring Glen [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ragnar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Tanner [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner
      • Tanner [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ragnar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner

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 Ragnar. 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 ...
    • 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Ragnar.
      • Mercer Island is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Ragnar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<3>
    • 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 northwest of Ragnar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<3>
    • 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 northwest of Ragnar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<3>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (New York) on Tueday June 16, 1936 and died in North Bend (Washington) on Monday January 27, 2014 at the age of 77. She is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • North Bend is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Ragnar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<3>
    • Al 'Savage Slav' Hostak     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1916 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Sunday August 13, 2006 at the age of 90. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Kirkland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Ragnar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al 'Savage Slav' Hostak<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ragnar to Seattle, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,537 miles [12,129.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,653 miles [9,097.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About King County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Ragnar) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ragnar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4409, Longitude: -121.7079       In this case, the coordinates for Ragnar 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Ragnar to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.348 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.811 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.361 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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