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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Starr 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 Starr to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Okanogan [Map], which is the Seat of Okanogan County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Starr to Okanogan, 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 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 126 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 7,473 miles [12,026.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,575 miles [8,972.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Starr ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Starr.

While the name Starr is unique within Washington, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington

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Suwannee County

Our profile page for Starr, Suwannee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the East Southeast


Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Starr, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the East


Lander County

Our profile page for Starr, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the South Southeast


Hocking County

Our profile page for Starr, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the East

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Lane County

Our profile page for Starr, Lane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Forest County

Our profile page for Starr, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the East

Huntingdon County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Starr, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the East

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Anderson County

Our profile page for Starr, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Hutchinson County

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

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Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Starr, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the Southeast

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Juab County

Our profile page for Starr, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Starr ...

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.

Dyer (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Starr   [Map]
Greens Landing   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Howard   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mud Spring   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Paradise Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Butte   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnybank   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Virginia City (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starr. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9951, Longitude: -119.8795     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starr 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 Starr 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 338.867 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.126 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.119 degrees.

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<7>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 Starr, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Starr 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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