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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shore Acres to Seattle, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,326 miles [3,743.3 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 91 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 6,791 miles [10,929.1 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 7,553 miles [12,155.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,677 miles [9,136.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shore Acres ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Shore Acres.

Within Washington, there is just one other community named Shore Acres. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington


Communities Outside of Washington

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 CaliforniaKentuckyNew JerseyOntario
 FloridaMarylandNew YorkRhode Island
 IndianaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaTennessee
 IowaMichiganOhio 

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the South

Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,524 miles [4,062 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the East

Iowa

Woodbury County

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

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Kentucky

Woodford County

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,348 miles [3,778.7 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,522 miles [4,058.8 km] to the East

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,511 miles [4,041.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Cass County

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

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km] to the East

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the East

Monroe County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the East

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,466 miles [3,968.6 km] to the East

Westchester County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,413 miles [3,883.3 km] to the East

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North Carolina

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,464 miles [3,965.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,499 miles [4,021.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Shore Acres, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shore Acres ...

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.

Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Shore Acres   [Map]
Dash Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Federal Way   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fern Heath   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gig Harbor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Harbor Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakota   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maplewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mirror Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Portage   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Swede Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Shore Acres. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<8>
 
Paul Gardner Allen
  Businessman, philanthropist. He was born on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at an age of 65. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Mercer Island [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Shore Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Shore Acres

Seattle [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Shore Acres

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Shore Acres

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Shore Acres

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Shore Acres

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Shore Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shore Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3548, Longitude: -122.4482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shore Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Shore Acres 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 340.958 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.514 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.854 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Shore Acres 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>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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