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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Colville [Map], which is the Seat of Stevens County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spirit to Colville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 272 miles [437.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 120 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,617 miles [10,649 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 7,383 miles [11,881.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,469 miles [8,801.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spirit ...

While the name Spirit is unique within Washington, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Wisconsin

Price County

Our profile page for Spirit, Price County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spirit ...

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.

Aladdin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Spirit   [Map]
Casino (BC)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Frontier   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Goldfield Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Leadpoint   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Dalles (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Marble   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Onion Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tiger   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Velvet   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Stevens County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.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 beginning in Spirit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spirit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spirit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8296, Longitude: -117.6505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spirit 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 Spirit 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 337.079 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.115 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.583 degrees.

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