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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Saint John, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint John 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 Saint John:
    • 47.090004, -117.581432
    • 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 Saint John
  • 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 Saint John ...

We found 26 communities that share the name Saint John.

There is one other community in Washington which is also named Saint John.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Washington ...
    • Clark County
      • This Saint John is located in Clark County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Saint John.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Glenn 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 California community of Saint John [Glenn County].
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Saint John is located in Lake County and lies 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km]<1> to the east of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Saint John.
      • Warrick County
      • This Saint John is located in Warrick County and lies 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Saint John.
    • Kansas
      • Franklin 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 Saint John [Franklin County].
      • Logan 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 Saint John [Logan County].
      • Stafford County
      • This Saint John is located in Stafford County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Saint John.
    • Kentucky
      • Hardin County
      • This Saint John is located in Hardin County and lies 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km]<1> to the east of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Saint John.
    • Louisiana
      • Lafourche Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Saint John [Lafourche Parish].
      • Saint John the Baptist Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Saint John [Saint John the Baptist Parish].
      • Saint Martin Parish
      • This Saint John is located in Saint Martin Parish and lies 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Martin Parish community of Saint John.
      • Tensas Parish
      • This Saint John is located in Tensas Parish and lies 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tensas Parish community of Saint John.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Saint John is located in Aroostook County and lies 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Saint John.
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • This Saint John is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Saint John.
      • Putnam County
      • This Saint John is located in Putnam County and lies 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km] to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Saint John.
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Saint John is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Saint John.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Saint John lies 2,420 miles [3,894.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
    • North Carolina
      • Hertford County
      • This Saint John is located in Hertford County and lies 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km]<1> to the east of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hertford County community of Saint John.
    • North Dakota
      • Rolette County
      • This Saint John is located in Rolette County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rolette County community of Saint John.
    • Ohio
      • Darke 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 Ohio community of Saint John [Darke County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Saint John.
    • Tennessee
      • Clay County
      • This Saint John is located in Clay County and lies 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Saint John.
      • Haywood County
      • This Saint John is located in Haywood County and lies 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km] to the east southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Saint John.
    • Texas
      • Fayette County
      • This Saint John is located in Fayette County and lies 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Saint John.
    • Utah
      • Tooele County
      • This Saint John is located in Tooele County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tooele County community of Saint John.
    • Wisconsin
      • Calumet County
      • This Saint John is located in Calumet County and lies 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km]<1> to the east of the Saint John that is located in Whitman County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calumet County community of Saint John.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint John ...

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.

  • Amber
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber
    • Amber is located in Spokane County
  • Cashup
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashup
    • Cashup is located in Whitman County
  • Crabtree
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabtree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree
    • Crabtree is located in Whitman County
  • Diamond
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond is located in Whitman County
  • Dusty
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty
    • Dusty is located in Whitman County
  • Juno
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
    • Juno is located in Whitman County
  • Pine City ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
    • Pine City is located in Whitman County
  • Spring Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley is located in Spokane County
  • Steptoe
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Sunset
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
    • Sunset is located in Whitman County

How Far From Saint John 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 town such as Saint John to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Colfax, which is the Seat of Whitman County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Saint John to Colfax, 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 five to six hours.
  • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 250 miles [402.3 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 120 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,493 miles [12,058.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,565 miles [8,956 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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- Saint John) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint John. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0900, Longitude: -117.5814    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Saint John 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 Saint John, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Saint John 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 336.944 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.842 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.718 degrees.









 

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