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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Port Townsend [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smith Place to Port Townsend, 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 about three full days.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,394 miles [3,852.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 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 7,553 miles [12,155.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,695 miles [9,165.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Place ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Smith Place.

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


Communities Outside of Washington

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Smith Place, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East Southeast

Texas

Pecos County

Our profile page for Smith Place, Pecos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith Place ...

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.

Clearwater   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West of Smith Place   [Map]
Crescent   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Forks   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Humptulips   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Oil City   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Olympic Hot Springs   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Snug Harbor   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Whiskey Bend   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Windy Arm   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.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 starts in Smith Place. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6584, Longitude: -123.9313     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Place 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 Smith Place 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 342.205 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.976 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.811 degrees.

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