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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Waterville [Map], which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunny Hill to Waterville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,223 miles [3,577.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 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 6,753 miles [10,867.9 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 7,517 miles [12,097.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,618 miles [9,041.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunny Hill ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Sunny Hill.

While the name Sunny Hill is unique within Washington, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington


White County

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


Shasta County

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


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,437 miles [3,922 km] to the East Southeast

Leon County

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

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Henry County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,559 miles [2,509 km] to the East

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Washington Parish

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunny Hill ...

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.

Appleyard   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Sunny Hill   [Map]
Dutch Settlement   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Monitor   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Olds   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Island   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Terrace Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Voltage   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4124, Longitude: -120.2531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Hill 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 Sunny Hill 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 339.147 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.416 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.414 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 Sunny Hill 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 Sunny Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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