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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 Rayville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rayville 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 Rayville:
    • 47.044262, -123.317377
    • 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 Rayville
  • 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 Rayville ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Rayville.

Within Washington, the name Rayville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Rayville is located in Vermilion County and lies 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km]<1> to the east of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Rayville.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon 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 Rayville [Bourbon County].
      • Norton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rayville [Norton County].
    • Louisiana
      • Richland Parish
      • This Rayville is located in Richland Parish and lies 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland Parish community of Rayville.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Rayville is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,509 miles [4,037.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Rayville.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Rayville is located in Baltimore County and lies 2,359 miles [3,796.4 km]<1> to the east of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Rayville.
    • Missouri
      • Ray County
      • This Rayville is located in Ray County and lies 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km]<1> to the east of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Rayville.
    • New York
      • Columbia County
      • This Rayville is located in Columbia County and lies 2,419 miles [3,893 km]<1> to the east of the Rayville that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Rayville.
    • Texas
      • Parker 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 Texas community of Rayville [Parker County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rayville ...

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.

  • Bordeaux [Thurston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [Thurston County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rayville
  • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rayville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
  • Cedarville [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Grays Harbor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rayville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Deckerville [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
    • Deckerville [Mason County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rayville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Delphi [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphi
      • Delphi [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Fuller [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Garden City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Grays Harbor County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Greenwood [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Hillgrove [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillgrove
      • Hillgrove [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillgrove
    • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rayville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
    • Sine [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sine
      • Sine [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rayville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sine
    • Sunrise Beach [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
      • Sunrise Beach [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rayville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach

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 Rayville. 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 ...
    • Robert Arthur     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Aberdeen (Washington) on Thursday June 18, 1925 and died in Aberdeen (Washington) on Wednesday October 1, 2008 at the age of 83. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Rayville.
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Rayville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Arthur<4>
    • Bob Houbregs     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Saturday March 12, 1932 and died in Olympia (Washington) on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the age of 82. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Olympia is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Rayville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Houbregs<4>
    • Martin James 'Marty' O'Toole     (Professional baseball)
    • Fredrick Earl 'Freddie' Steele     (Actor, professional boxer)
      • Actor, professional boxer. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday December 18, 1912 and died in Aberdeen (Washington) on Wednesday August 22, 1984 at the age of 71. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Rayville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredrick Earl 'Freddie' Steele<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Montesano, which is the Seat of Grays Harbor County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rayville to Montesano, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,368 miles [3,810.9 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 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,825 miles [10,983.8 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 7,586 miles [12,208.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,717 miles [9,200.6 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 Rayville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.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 from Point A (ie- Rayville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rayville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0443, Longitude: -123.3174       In this case, the coordinates for Rayville 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 Rayville 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>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.
<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 Rayville 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 341.665 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.321 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.447 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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