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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Stanwood to ...

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

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

  • Everett [Map], which is the Seat of Snohomish County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stanwood to Everett, 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 6 hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,321 miles [3,735.3 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 6,732 miles [10,834.1 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 7,494 miles [12,060.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,623 miles [9,049.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stanwood ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stanwood.

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


Communities Outside of Washington

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Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Stanwood, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the East

Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

Michigan

Houghton County

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

Mecosta County

Our profile page for Stanwood, Mecosta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Stanwood, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Stanwood, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stanwood
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

Bucks County

Our profile page for Stanwood, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanwood ...

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.

English Boom   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Stanwood   [Map]
Florence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Juniper Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Grove Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Milltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Norman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Terrys Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Warm Beach   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Stanwood. 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.

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stanwood

Everett [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Stanwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<8>
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stanwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stanwood

Everett [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Stanwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stanwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2425, Longitude: -122.3707     [Map].

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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 Stanwood 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 340.934 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.531 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.735 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 Stanwood 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>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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