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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From South Bend 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 city such as South Bend 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 Bend to:

  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from South Bend to Olympia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,392 miles [3,849.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,857 miles [11,035.3 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 7,617 miles [12,258.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,751 miles [9,255.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Bend ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name South Bend.

While the name South Bend 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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Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for South Bend, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the East Southeast

Lonoke County

Our profile page for South Bend, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for South Bend, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East

Indiana

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morris County

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

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for South Bend, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,228 miles [3,585.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for South Bend, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,932 miles [3,109.3 km] to the East Southeast

Young County

Our profile page for South Bend, Young County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bend ...

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.

Elk Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East of South Bend   [Map]
Firdale   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Frances   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Globe   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heather   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ocean Park   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oysterville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seahaven (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Seaport (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tokeland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

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About Pacific County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pacific County: www.co.pacific.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 begins in South Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6633, Longitude: -123.7982     [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 South Bend 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 342.047 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.747 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.788 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about South Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 South Bend 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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