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Introduction ...

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How Far From Staley to ...

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

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

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Whitman County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Staley to Colfax, 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 five to six hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 272 miles [437.7 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 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 118 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,745 miles [10,855 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 7,512 miles [12,089.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,577 miles [8,975.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Staley ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Staley.

While the name Staley is unique within Washington, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington

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Modoc County

Our profile page for Staley, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Southwest


Champaign County

Our profile page for Staley, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the East


Boyd County

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


Cass County

Our profile page for Staley, Cass County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Cass County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Staley, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the East

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Bryan County

Our profile page for Staley, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the East Southeast

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York County

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

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San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Staley, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Staley ...

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.

Advent Hollow (ID) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Staley   [Map]
Blaine (ID)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Chambers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cornwall (ID)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Joel (ID)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Lenville (ID)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Leon (ID)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moscow (ID)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ringo   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunshine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Center   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Uniontown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6696, Longitude: -117.1485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Staley 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 Staley 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 336.57 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.379 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.481 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 Staley 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 Staley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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