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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Spring Beach 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 Spring 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 Spring Beach to:

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Beach to Seattle, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,322 miles [3,736.9 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,765 miles [10,887.2 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 7,527 miles [12,113.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,653 miles [9,097.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Beach ...

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


Communities Outside of Washington

Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Spring Beach, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring 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.

Cedar Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Spring Beach   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Echo Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Firdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Loyal Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mapleleaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Brook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Olympic Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ronald   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Shoreline   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Victory Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Spring 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.

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<7>
 
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Beach

Seattle [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Spring Beach

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Beach

Everett [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
 
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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Beach

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Spring Beach

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Beach

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
Earl Torgeson     (Clifford Earl Torgeson)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Tueday January 1, 1924 and died in Everett (Washington) on Thursday November 8, 1990 at an age of 66.

Snohomish [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Beach

Everett [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson
 
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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Spring Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Spring Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7401, Longitude: -122.3735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring 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 Spring 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 340.914 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.482 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.776 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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