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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Bellingham [Map], which is the Seat of Whatcom County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from South Beach to Bellingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,351 miles [3,783.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,694 miles [10,772.9 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 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,597 miles [9,007.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Beach ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name South Beach.

Within Washington, there is just one other community named South Beach. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington


Communities Outside of Washington

Florida

Indian River County

Our profile page for South Beach, Indian River County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,694 miles [4,335.6 km] to the East Southeast

Saint Johns County

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

Massachusetts

Dukes County

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

New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for South Beach, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,424 miles [3,901 km] to the East

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for South Beach, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for South Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the East

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Oregon

Lincoln County

Our profile page for South Beach, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near South Beach ...

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.

Blaine   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East of South Beach   [Map]
Boundary Bay (BC)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Crescent (BC)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crescent Beach (BC)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Delta (BC)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Lighthouse Point (BC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Ocean Park (BC)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Panorama Ridge (BC)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seafair (BC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Strawberry Hill (BC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside (BC)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunshine Hills (BC)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 South Beach. 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.

Rosemary Brown     (Born as Rosemary Wedderburn)
  Politican. She was born in Kingston (Jamaica) [Map] on Tueday June 17, 1930 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Saturday April 26, 2003 at an age of 72.

Vancouver [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosemary Brown<8>
 
Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

New Westminster [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr
 
Chief Dan George     (Born as Geswanouth Slahoot)
  Actor, tribal chief, author, humanitarian. He was born in North Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 2, 1899 and died in North Vancouver (British Columbia) on Wednesday September 23, 1981 at an age of 82.

North Vancouver [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of South Beach

North Vancouver [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chief Dan George
 
Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis
  Professional hockey. He was born in Onaga (Kansas) on Saturday September 22, 1883 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 9, 1950 at an age of 66.

Vancouver [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis
 
John Ireland
  Actor. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Friday January 30, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Saturday March 21, 1992 at an age of 78. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Vancouver [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ireland
 
Chuck Rayner     (Claude Earl Rayner)
  Professional Hockey. He was born in Sutherland (Saskatchewan) on Wednesday August 11, 1920 and died in Langley (British Columbia) on Saturday October 5, 2002 at an age of 82. He was buried at Victory Memorial Park (British Columbia) [Map].

Langley [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Rayner
 
Ann Rutherford     (Therese Ann Rutherford)
  Actress. She was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Friday November 2, 1917 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday June 11, 2012 at an age of 94.

Vancouver [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of South Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Rutherford

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The Communities of Washington

About Whatcom County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.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 that stretches from South Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9773, Longitude: -123.0505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Beach 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 South Beach 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 341.528 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.254 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.126 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 South Beach 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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