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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Shoreline to Seattle, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,763 miles [10,884 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 7,525 miles [12,110.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,651 miles [9,094.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shoreline ...

While the name Shoreline is unique within Washington, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Shoreline, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shoreline ...

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.

Cedar Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Shoreline   [Map]
Cedar Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Echo Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Firdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mapleleaf   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadow Brook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moorlands   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Olympic Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ronald   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Spring Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Victory Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodway   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Shoreline. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<7>
 
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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Shoreline

Seattle [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
Earl Averill     (Howard Earl Averill)
  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 an age of 81.

Snohomish [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shoreline

Everett [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
 
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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
  Professional baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Sunday January 17, 1892 and died in Milwaukie (Oregon) on Monday February 6, 1978 at an age of 86.

Snohomish [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Shoreline

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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Shoreline

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
Earl Torgeson     (Clifford Earl Torgeson)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Tueday January 1, 1924 and died in Everett (Washington) on Thursday November 8, 1990 at an age of 66.

Snohomish [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Shoreline

Everett [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson
 
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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Shoreline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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The official website for Shoreline: www.cityofshoreline.com/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shoreline. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shoreline) 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 Shoreline. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shoreline

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoreline. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7560, Longitude: -122.3403     [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 Shoreline 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 340.887 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.452 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.753 degrees.

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<7>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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