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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Spring Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Spokane [Map], which is the Seat of Spokane County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Valley to Spokane, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West (W). 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 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 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 7,476 miles [12,031.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,547 miles [8,927 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Valley ...

We have found 81 communities that share the name Spring Valley.

While the name Spring Valley is unique within Washington, we know of another 81 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East Southeast

Colbert County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the East Southeast

Mobile County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the East Southeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the East Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the East Southeast

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California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the South Southwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the South

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Colorado

Teller County

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

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the East Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the East Southeast

Bureau County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the East

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the East

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Iowa

Decatur County

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

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km] to the East

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

McPherson County

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

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the East

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the East

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,028 miles [3,263.7 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Webster County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Camden County

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

McDonald County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the South

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the South Southeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,165 miles [3,484.2 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,115 miles [3,403.8 km] to the East

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New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the East

Westchester County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the East

Durham County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Durham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the East

Guilford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,096 miles [3,373.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East

Geauga County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the East

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the East

Lorain County

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

Lucas County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Bucks County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the East

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the East

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the East

Northampton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the East

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,481 miles [3,992.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the East Southeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the East Southeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the East Southeast

York County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Turner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the East Southeast

Houston County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Southeast

McLennan County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the Southeast

Travis County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Travis County
Although located in Travis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the East

Grayson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the East

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the East

Stafford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the East

Pierce County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the East

Rock County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Valley ...

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.

Cashup   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Spring Valley   [Map]
Freedom   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine City (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spangle   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [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 Valley. 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.

Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt
  Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Friday February 17, 1905 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 1, 1944 at an age of 39. He was buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington) [Map].

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<9>
 
Leon Joseph Cadore
  Professional baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday November 20, 1890 and died in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday March 16, 1958 at an age of 67. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Bonner County, Idaho) [Map].

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Cadore
 
Clifton James     (George Clifton James)
  Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Saturday May 29, 1920 and died in Gladstone (Oregon) on Saturday April 15, 2017 at an age of 96.

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James
 
Darren McGavin     (Born as William Lyle Richardson)
  Actor. He was born in Spokane (Washington) on Sunday May 7, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday February 25, 2006 at an age of 83. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darren McGavin
 
Seena Owen     (Born as Signe Auen)
  Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (Washington) on Wednesday November 14, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday August 15, 1966 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Spokane [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen

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About Spokane County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2746, Longitude: -117.2846     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley 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 Valley 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 336.712 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.585 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.51 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Spring Valley 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spring Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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