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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 Richardson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richardson 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 Richardson:
    • 48.451489, -122.898788
    • 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 Richardson
  • 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 Richardson ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Richardson.

Within Washington, the name Richardson is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 27 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Richardson is located in Cherokee County and lies 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Richardson.
      • Washington 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 Alabama community of Richardson [Washington County].
    • Alaska
      • 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 Alaska community of Richardson.
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Richardson is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Richardson.
    • Georgia
      • Rockdale County
      • This Richardson is located in Rockdale County and lies 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockdale County community of Richardson.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Richardson is located in Kane County and lies 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Richardson.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Richardson is located in Leavenworth County and lies 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Richardson.
      • Osage 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 Richardson [Osage County].
      • Shawnee 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 Richardson [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Richardson is located in Lawrence County and lies 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Richardson.
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • This Richardson is located in Washington Parish and lies 2,094 miles [3,370 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington Parish community of Richardson.
    • Michigan
      • Schoolcraft 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 Richardson [Schoolcraft County].
    • Mississippi
      • Hancock 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 Mississippi community of Richardson [Hancock County].
      • Pearl River County
      • This Richardson is located in Pearl River County and lies 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pearl River County community of Richardson.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Richardson lies 2,600 miles [4,184.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Richardson [Hillsborough County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Richardson.
    • North Carolina
      • Bladen County
      • This Richardson is located in Bladen County and lies 2,431 miles [3,912.3 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Richardson.
    • Ontario
      • This Richardson lies 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Richardson is located in Lane County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the south of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Richardson.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Richardson lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Tennessee
      • Lawrence County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Richardson [Lawrence County].
      • Tipton 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 Tennessee community of Richardson [Tipton County].
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Richardson is located in Dallas County and lies 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Richardson.
    • Utah
      • Grand 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 Utah community of Richardson [Grand County].
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • This Richardson is located in Carroll County and lies 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Richardson.
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Richardson is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Richardson.
      • New Kent County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Richardson [New Kent County].
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Richardson is located in Calhoun County and lies 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Richardson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Polk County
      • This Richardson is located in Polk County and lies 1,454 miles [2,340 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Richardson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richardson ...

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.

  • Argyle [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
  • Dewey [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
    • Dewey [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
  • Doe Bay [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Bay
    • Doe Bay [San Juan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Bay
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Dolphin [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolphin
      • Dolphin [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolphin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolphin
    • False Bay [San Juan County]
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<4>
    • Howards Corner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Corner
      • Howards Corner [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Corner
    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Marketown [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marketown
      • Marketown [Island County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marketown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marketown
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Sharpes Corner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpes Corner
      • Sharpes Corner [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpes Corner
    • Swantown [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swantown
      • Swantown [Island County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swantown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swantown
    • Urban [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urban
      • Urban [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urban

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 Richardson. 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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    • Emily Carr     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday December 13, 1871 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday March 2, 1945 at the age of 73. She is buried at Ross Bay Cemetery (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Carr<6>
    • Peggy Cartwright     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday November 14, 1912 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 13, 2001 at the age of 88. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Cartwright<6>
    • Roy Conacher     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Toronto (Ontario) on Thursday October 5, 1916 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday December 29, 1984 at the age of 68. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Conacher<6>
    • Ted Harrison     (Artist, illustrator, author)
      • Artist, illustrator, author. He was born in Wingate (England) on Saturday August 28, 1926 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Friday January 16, 2015 at the age of 88.
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Harrison<6>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<6>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<6>
    • Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday August 2, 1955 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday October 17, 1999 at the age of 44. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick 'Jumbo' Lapointe<6>
    • Nellie L. Mooney McClung     (Suffragette, politican, author, activist)
      • Suffragette, politican, author, activist. She was born in Chatsworth (Ontario) on Monday October 20, 1873 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Saturday September 1, 1951 at the age of 77. She is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie L. Mooney McClung<6>
    • Andrew McLaglen     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in London (England) on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Friday Harbor (Washington) on Saturday August 30, 2014 at the age of 94. We don't have any burial details.
      • Friday Harbor is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew McLaglen<6>
    • Tommy Noonan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Friday April 29, 1921 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday April 24, 1968 at the age of 47. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bellingham is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Noonan<6>
    • Frank Alexis Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Ottawa (Ontario) on Wednesday December 23, 1885 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Tueday June 28, 1960 at the age of 74. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Alexis Patrick<6>
    • Lester Patrick     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Drummondville (Quebec) on Monday December 31, 1883 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 1, 1960 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Victoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Patrick<6>
    • James Tilton Pickett     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Thursday December 31, 1857 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday August 28, 1889 at the age of 31. He is buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Bellingham is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Richardson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Tilton Pickett<6>

How Far From Richardson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Richardson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Friday Harbor, which is the Seat of San Juan County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Richardson to Olympia, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,487 miles [12,049.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,624 miles [9,051 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About San Juan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richardson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4515, Longitude: -122.8988       In this case, the coordinates for Richardson 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 Richardson 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Richardson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Richardson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.381 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.058 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.068 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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