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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Southern Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Southern Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Southern Heights 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 41 miles [66 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Southern Heights 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 6,780 miles [10,911.4 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 7,542 miles [12,137.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,665 miles [9,116.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Heights ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Southern Heights.

While the name Southern Heights is unique within Washington, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Southern Heights, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the East

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Southern Heights, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the East Southeast

Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Southern Heights, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southern Heights ...

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.

Cascade   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Southern Heights   [Map]
Five Corners   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gregory Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Highline   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillman City (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Kennydale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
May Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Skyway   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Vermontville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Southern Heights. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<7>
 
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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Southern Heights

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 Southern Heights

Seattle [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Southern Heights

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Southern Heights

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 Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox
 
Gypsy Rose Lee     (Born as Rose Louise Hovick)
  Actress, striper, author, playwright. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday January 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday April 26, 1970 at an age of 56. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
Mia Zapata
  Singer. She was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Wednesday August 25, 1965 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 27. She was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Southern Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Southern Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southern Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4957, Longitude: -122.3093     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Heights 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 Southern Heights 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 340.849 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.395 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.752 degrees.

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<7>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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