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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 Ritzville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ritzville 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 Ritzville:
    • 47.127557, -118.380044
    • 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 Ritzville
  • 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 Ritzville ...

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.

  • Downs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ritzville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
  • Hillcrest [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ritzville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Keystone [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ritzville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
  • Moody [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
    • Moody [Adams County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ritzville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Nemo [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nemo
      • Nemo [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ritzville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nemo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nemo
    • Packard [Adams County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packard
      • Packard [Adams County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ritzville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Palm Lake [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Lake
      • Palm Lake [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ritzville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Lake
    • Providence [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ritzville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Ritzville to Olympia, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 122 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,504 miles [12,076.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,585 miles [8,988.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Adams County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ritzville) 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 Ritzville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RitzvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ritzville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1276, Longitude: -118.3800    
<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 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.
<4>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 Ritzville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.597 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.601 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.227 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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