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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sheridan.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sheridan to:

  • Port Orchard [Map], which is the Seat of Kitsap County, lies just to the South.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Sheridan to Olympia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,334 miles [3,756.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,540 miles [12,134.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,668 miles [9,121.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sheridan ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sheridan.

While the name Sheridan is unique within Washington, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the East Southeast

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the South

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the South

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,535 miles [4,079.7 km] to the East Southeast

Lake County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sheridan, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,707 miles [2,747.2 km] to the East

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Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the East

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Sheridan, LaPorte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in LaPorte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the East

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Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Greenwood County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Greenwood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sheridan County
This community is historic.
Although located in Sheridan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wallace County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Wallace County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wallace County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Sheridan, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,495 miles [4,015.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Allegany County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Barry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Barry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East

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Missouri

Worth County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the East

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Garfield County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Garfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Garfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Wheeler County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wheeler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the South Southeast

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New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Sheridan, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,118 miles [3,408.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the East

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Putnam County
This community is historic.
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Comanche County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Comanche County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Kingfisher County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kingfisher County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Allegheny County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Cambria County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cambria County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,323 miles [3,738.5 km] to the East

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Colleton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Colleton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Pennington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the East

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Texas

Colorado County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Colorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the East Southeast

Houston County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Houston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Houston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Waupaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sheridan ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Central Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Sheridan   [Map]
Conifer Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Eldorado Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marine Drive   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Navy Yard City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Silverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wildcat Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Sheridan. 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.

Edmund Turney Allen
  Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at an age of 47. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<9>
 
Andy Holm Anderson
  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 an age of 59.

Bremerton [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Sheridan

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson
 
John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)
  Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Redmond [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
  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 an age of 83.

Tacoma [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
 
Carlos Bulosan
  Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) [Map] on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan
 
Tom Catlin
  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 an age of 76.

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
Bing Crosby
  Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) [Map] on Friday October 14, 1977 at an age of 74.

Tacoma [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
  Professional hockey. He was born in Staffordshire (England) [Map] on Wednesday May 3, 1882 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday April 5, 1919 at an age of 36.

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
 
Russell Johnson     (Russell David Russell)
  Actor. He was born in Ashley (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 10, 1924 and died in Bainbridge Island (Washington) on Thursday January 16, 2014 at an age of 89.

Bainbridge Island [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson
 
Buddy Wayne Knox
  Singer, songwriter. He was born in Happy (Texas) on Thursday July 20, 1933 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Sunday February 14, 1999 at an age of 65. He was buried at Dreamland Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].

Bremerton [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox
 
Gypsy Rose Lee     (Born as Rose Louise Hovick)
  Actress, striper, author, playwright. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday January 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday April 26, 1970 at an age of 56. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
Mia Zapata
  Singer. She was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Wednesday August 25, 1965 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 27. She was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sheridan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County: www.kitsapgov.com/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Sheridan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheridan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheridan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheridan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheridan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5915, Longitude: -122.6403     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Sheridan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.128 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.724 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.963 degrees.

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<7>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 Sheridan 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.

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<8>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 Sheridan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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