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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Everett [Map], which is the Seat of Snohomish County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Startup 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 most of a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,509 miles [12,084.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,629 miles [9,059 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Startup ...

While the name Startup is unique within Washington, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington


Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Startup, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Startup ...

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.

Forest Glade   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Startup   [Map]
Galena   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
High Rock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Index   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
May Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sultan   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Three Lakes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woods Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [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 Startup. 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.

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Startup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<7>
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Startup

Everett [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Startup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Startup

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Startup

Everett [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Startup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Startup. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Startup) 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 Startup. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Startup

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Startup. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8679, Longitude: -121.7404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Startup 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 Startup 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 340.395 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.888 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.349 degrees.

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<7>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:

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