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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Star Lake 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 community such as Star Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Star Lake to Seattle, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 36 miles [57.9 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 just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 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 6,789 miles [10,925.8 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 7,551 miles [12,152.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,673 miles [9,129.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Star Lake ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Star Lake.

While the name Star Lake is unique within Washington, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Michigan

Lake County

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

New Mexico

McKinley County

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

New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Star Lake, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wisconsin

Vilas County

Our profile page for Star Lake, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Star Lake ...

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.

Christopher   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Star Lake   [Map]
Dash Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Federal Way   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fern Heath   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Corners   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Gregory Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kent   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakota   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mirror Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Portage   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stuck   -   5 miles [8 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 Star Lake. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<8>
 
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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Star Lake

Seattle [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at an age of 83.

Tacoma [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
Bing Crosby
  Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) [Map] on Friday October 14, 1977 at an age of 74.

Tacoma [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Star Lake

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Star Lake

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3579, Longitude: -122.2915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Lake 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 Star Lake 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 340.828 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.75 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Star Lake 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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