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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stillwater to Seattle, 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 63 miles [101.4 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 about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,301 miles [3,703.1 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 6,762 miles [10,882.4 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 7,524 miles [12,108.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,645 miles [9,084.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stillwater ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Stillwater.

While the name Stillwater is unique within Washington, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,714 miles [2,758.4 km] to the East Southeast

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stillwater   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,493 miles [4,012.1 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the East

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Iowa

Mitchell County

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

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Kentucky

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Wolfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the East

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,496 miles [4,016.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the East

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Montana

Yellowstone County

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

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Churchill County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the South Southeast

Washoe County

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

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,393 miles [3,851.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the East

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the East

Essex County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,283 miles [3,674.1 km] to the East

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,237 miles [3,600.1 km] to the East

Oswego County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km] to the East

Putnam County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,370 miles [3,814.1 km] to the East

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,328 miles [3,746.6 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stillwater
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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Ohio

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,054 miles [3,305.6 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km] to the East

Susquehanna County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Stillwater, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,456 miles [3,952.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Lipscomb County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stillwater ...

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.

Cottage Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Stillwater   [Map]
Crossroads   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Echo Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fall City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
High Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
High Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mint Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Novelty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Glen   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Willows   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Stillwater. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<9>
 
Paul Gardner Allen
  Businessman, philanthropist. He was born on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at an age of 65. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Mercer Island [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen
 
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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west of Stillwater

Seattle [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Stillwater

Everett [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
 
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson
 
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Stillwater

Everett [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson
 
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stillwater

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stillwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6829, Longitude: -121.9201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stillwater 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 Stillwater 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 340.536 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.041 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.482 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Stillwater 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 Stillwater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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