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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sundale to ...

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

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

  • Goldendale [Map], which is the Seat of Klickitat County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sundale to Goldendale, 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 most of a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 2,231 miles [3,590.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 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 7,628 miles [12,276.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,717 miles [9,200.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sundale ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sundale.

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

Communities Outside of Washington


Butte County

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


Clermont County

Our profile page for Sundale, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the East

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Sundale, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km] to the East


Bucks County

Our profile page for Sundale, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sundale ...

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.

Cecil (OR)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Sundale   [Map]
Dot   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Early (OR) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Emigrant Springs (OR) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek (OR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sinks (OR) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sixprong   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willows (OR)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sundale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7199, Longitude: -120.3178     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sundale 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 Sundale 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 339.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.585 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 Sundale 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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