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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Tacoma [Map], which is the Seat of Pierce County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise Beach to Tacoma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,338 miles [3,762.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 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 7,559 miles [12,165 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,685 miles [9,149.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise Beach ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Sunrise Beach.

Within Washington, there is just one other community named Sunrise Beach. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alberta

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the East

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,353 miles [3,786.8 km] to the East

Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,441 miles [3,928.4 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,261 miles [3,638.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunrise Beach ...

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.

Castlenook (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Fair Harbor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox Island   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gig Harbor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glencove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grapeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Harbor Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Home   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Purdy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunshine Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Swede Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Sunrise Beach. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<7>
 
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sunrise Beach

Seattle [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson
 
Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at an age of 83.

Tacoma [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
Bing Crosby
  Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) [Map] on Friday October 14, 1977 at an age of 74.

Tacoma [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson
 
Buddy Wayne Knox
  Singer, songwriter. He was born in Happy (Texas) on Thursday July 20, 1933 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Sunday February 14, 1999 at an age of 65. He was buried at Dreamland Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].

Bremerton [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mia Zapata

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3234, Longitude: -122.6979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise Beach 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 Sunrise Beach 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 341.163 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.751 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.02 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: findagrave.com.

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