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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 Rhododendron Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rhododendron Park 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 Rhododendron Park:
    • 47.151768, -122.160949
    • 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 Rhododendron Park
  • 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 Rhododendron Park ...

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.

  • Birch [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch
    • Birch [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rhododendron Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch
  • Cedarview [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
    • Cedarview [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rhododendron Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarview
  • Croker [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croker
    • Croker [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rhododendron Park
    • 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
  • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
    • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rhododendron Park
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Firwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
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    • Graham [Pierce County]
    • Green River [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rhododendron Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Meeker [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rhododendron Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
    • Prairie Ridge [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Ridge
      • Prairie Ridge [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rhododendron Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Ridge
    • Stuck [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuck
      • Stuck [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Rhododendron Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuck
    • Tanwax [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanwax
      • Tanwax [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rhododendron Park
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rhododendron Park
      • 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 Rhododendron Park. 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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    • 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 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Rhododendron Park.
      • Mercer Island is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rhododendron Park.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacques 'Jack' Fournier<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rhododendron Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tacoma, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rhododendron Park to Tacoma, with an average speed<6> 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 35 miles [56.3 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 just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,313 miles [3,722.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,800 miles [10,943.5 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 7,562 miles [12,169.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,682 miles [9,144.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rhododendron Park. 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- Rhododendron Park) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhododendron Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1518, Longitude: -122.1609       In this case, the coordinates for Rhododendron Park 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Rhododendron Park 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 340.71 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.216 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.68 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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