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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Everett [Map], which is the Seat of Snohomish County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Silvana to Everett, with an average speed<2> 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 four to five hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,315 miles [3,725.6 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 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 7,495 miles [12,062 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,623 miles [9,049.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silvana ...

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.

English   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Silvana   [Map]
Florence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
John Sam Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Juniper Beach   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Milltown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Norman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Smokey Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunny Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Totem Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Warm Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Silvana. 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.

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Silvana

Everett [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Silvana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<7>
 
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Silvana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Silvana

Everett [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Silvana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.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 stretches from Silvana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silvana) 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 Silvana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silvana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silvana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2023, Longitude: -122.2539     [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 Silvana 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 340.835 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.415 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.661 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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