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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Spring Glen 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 Glen 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 Glen to:

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Glen to Seattle, 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,769 miles [10,893.6 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 7,531 miles [12,120 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,650 miles [9,092.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Glen ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Spring Glen.

While the name Spring Glen is unique within Washington, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,408 miles [3,875.3 km] to the East

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,431 miles [3,912.3 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,329 miles [3,748.2 km] to the East

Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,260 miles [3,637.1 km] to the East

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Utah

Carbon County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Southeast

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Glen, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Glen ...

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.

Ernies Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Spring Glen   [Map]
Fall City   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
High Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Riverbend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stillwater   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Tanner   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Spring Glen. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the west of Spring Glen

Seattle [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

Everett [Map] is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
 
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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

Everett [Map] is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest of Spring Glen

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Spring Glen

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 starting from Spring Glen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Glen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5612, Longitude: -121.8615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Glen 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 Glen 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 340.481 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.972 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.453 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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