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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Chehalis [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Siler to Chehalis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 2,305 miles [3,709.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 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 7,601 miles [12,232.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,713 miles [9,194.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Siler ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Siler.

While the name Siler is unique within Washington, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Siler, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East

Whitley County

Our profile page for Siler, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East

Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Siler, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Siler ...

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.

Berry Patch   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East of Siler   [Map]
Harmony Falls Landing   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longmire   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Mineral   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
National   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Paradise   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Junction   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reliance   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lewis County: www.co.lewis.wa.us/

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 begins in Siler. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Siler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Siler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5096, Longitude: -121.9287     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Siler 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 Siler 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 340.484 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.921 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.573 degrees.

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