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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Walla Walla [Map], which is the Seat of Walla Walla County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Slater to Walla Walla, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 85 days and walking would take 123 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,806 miles [10,953.2 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 7,572 miles [12,186 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,650 miles [9,092.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slater ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Slater.

While the name Slater is unique within Washington, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alabama

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Slater, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the East Southeast

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Slater, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the South

Colorado

Moffat County

Our profile page for Slater, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Southeast

Routt County

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

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Florida

Lee County

Our profile page for Slater, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,420 miles [3,894.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Story County

Our profile page for Slater, Story County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Ballard County

Our profile page for Slater, Ballard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Saline County

Our profile page for Slater, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Slater, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East

Gallia County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Slater, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Slater, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the Southeast

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Slater, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Slater ...

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.

Ash   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Slater   [Map]
Eureka   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hatch   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hedges   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Humorist   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Le Grow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Page   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Ring (OR)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Touchet   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Two Rivers   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Slater. 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.

William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Walla Walla [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Slater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John<8>
 
Adam West
  Actor. He was born in Walla Walla (Washington) on Wednesday September 19, 1928 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 9, 2017 at an age of 88.

Walla Walla [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Slater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam West

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Walla Walla County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walla Walla County: www.co.walla-walla.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 'straight-line' distance from Slater. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1865, Longitude: -118.8069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slater 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 Slater 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 337.895 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.888 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.582 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 Slater 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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