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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 Richmond Highlands, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richmond Highlands 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 Richmond Highlands:
    • 47.761209, -122.346240
    • 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 Richmond Highlands
  • 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 Richmond Highlands ...

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 Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Cedar Valley [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond Highlands
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Valley
  • Crown Hill [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
    • Crown Hill [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Richmond Highlands
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
  • Echo Lake [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
    • Echo Lake [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Richmond Highlands
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
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    • Evergreen [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Firdale [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firdale
      • Firdale [Snohomish County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firdale
    • Greenwood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Lake City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Mapleleaf [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleleaf
      • Mapleleaf [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleleaf
    • Meadow Brook [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook
      • Meadow Brook [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook
    • Moorlands [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorlands
      • Moorlands [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorlands
    • Olympic Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Hills
      • Olympic Hills [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Hills
    • Ronald [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronald
      • Ronald [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronald
    • Shoreline [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
      • Shoreline [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<3>
    • Spring Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Beach
      • Spring Beach [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Richmond Highlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Beach
    • Victory Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Heights
      • Victory Heights [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond Highlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Heights
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond Highlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway

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 Richmond Highlands. 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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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Mercer Island is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<4>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Richmond Highlands.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<4>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Wednesday May 21, 1902 and died in Everett (Washington) on Tueday August 16, 1983 at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Everett is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<4>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<4>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<4>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pasadena (California) on Sunday June 22, 1947 and died in Lake Forest Park (Washington) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 58. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Lake Forest Park is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<4>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<4>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Monday January 31, 1921 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday January 15, 2019 at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<4>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday May 6, 1921 and died in Everett (Washington) on Wednesday May 23, 1979 at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<4>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)
    • Douglas Croft     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday August 12, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday October 24, 1963 at the age of 37. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Richmond Highlands.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Croft<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Richmond Highlands to Seattle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,320 miles [3,733.7 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 6,763 miles [10,884 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 7,525 miles [12,110.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,651 miles [9,094.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richmond Highlands. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Richmond Highlands) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richmond Highlands. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richmond HighlandsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond Highlands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7612, Longitude: -122.3462       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond Highlands 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 Richmond Highlands 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 340.892 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.458 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.756 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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