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

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

  • Chehalis [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Silver Brook 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 2,303 miles [3,706.3 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 6,836 miles [11,001.5 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 7,599 miles [12,229.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,711 miles [9,191 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Brook ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Silver Brook.

While the name Silver Brook is unique within Washington, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington


New Castle County

Our profile page for Silver Brook, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,340 miles [3,765.9 km] to the East


Schuylkill County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver Brook ...

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   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Silver Brook   [Map]
Harmony Falls Landing   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longmire   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Mineral   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
National   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Paradise   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Junction   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reliance   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Silver Brook. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5382, Longitude: -121.9081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver Brook 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 Silver Brook 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 340.469 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.558 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 Silver Brook 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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