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Sunrise Beach, Washington
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunrise Beach to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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:

  • Olympia [Map], which is the Seat of Thurston County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,352 miles [3,785.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Sunrise Beach to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 5 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 134 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 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 7,578 miles [12,195.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,706 miles [9,182.9 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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Our profile page for Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast


Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the East


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the East


Camden County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,457 miles [3,954.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Sunrise Beach, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,274 miles [3,659.6 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 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.

Agate   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Sunrise Beach   [Map]
Bush   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Delphi   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Edgewater Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gravelly Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lacey   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Tumwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<7>
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby

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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 stretches from Sunrise Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 47.0854, Longitude: -122.9910     [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 341.395 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.009 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.229 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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