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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From South Park 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 South Park 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 Park to:

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies just to the North.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from South Park 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 just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 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 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,778 miles [10,908.1 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 7,540 miles [12,134.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,664 miles [9,115.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Park ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name South Park.

While the name South Park is unique within Washington, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for South Park, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the East Southeast

California

Los Angeles County

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

Riverside County

Our profile page for South Park, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the South Southeast

San Diego County

Our profile page for South Park, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the South Southeast

Sonoma County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Kane County

Our profile page for South Park, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the East

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for South Park, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

Wyandotte County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for South Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

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

Rapides Parish

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

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for South Park, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,401 miles [3,864 km] to the East

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New York

Erie County

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

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

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

Montgomery County

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

Wyandot County

Our profile page for South Park, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,348 miles [3,778.7 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for South Park, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Harris County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for South Park, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the East

Lewis County

Our profile page for South Park, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the East

Monongalia County

Our profile page for South Park, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,159 miles [3,474.6 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Teton County

Our profile page for South Park, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near South Park ...

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.

Belltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of South Park   [Map]
Five Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Gregory Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Highline   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillman City (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Kennydale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
May Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Skyway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Park. 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.

Edmund Turney Allen
  Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at an age of 47. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<8>
 
Paul Gardner Allen
  Businessman, philanthropist. He was born on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at an age of 65. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Mercer Island [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen
 
Andy Holm Anderson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at an age of 59.

Bremerton [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of South Park

Seattle [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson
 
John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)
  Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Redmond [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
Earl Averill     (Howard Earl Averill)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Wednesday May 21, 1902 and died in Everett (Washington) on Tueday August 16, 1983 at an age of 81.

Snohomish [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of South Park

Everett [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
 
Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at an age of 83.

Tacoma [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
 
Carlos Bulosan
  Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) [Map] on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan
 
Tom Catlin
  Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at an age of 76.

Seattle [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
Bing Crosby
  Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) [Map] on Friday October 14, 1977 at an age of 74.

Tacoma [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
  Professional baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Sunday January 17, 1892 and died in Milwaukie (Oregon) on Monday February 6, 1978 at an age of 86.

Snohomish [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
  Professional hockey. He was born in Staffordshire (England) [Map] on Wednesday May 3, 1882 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday April 5, 1919 at an age of 36.

Seattle [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
 
Russell Johnson     (Russell David Russell)
  Actor. He was born in Ashley (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 10, 1924 and died in Bainbridge Island (Washington) on Thursday January 16, 2014 at an age of 89.

Bainbridge Island [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson
 
Buddy Wayne Knox
  Singer, songwriter. He was born in Happy (Texas) on Thursday July 20, 1933 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Sunday February 14, 1999 at an age of 65. He was buried at Dreamland Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].

Bremerton [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of South Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 from South Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5265, Longitude: -122.3146     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Park 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 Park 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 340.855 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.403 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.753 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 Park 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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