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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sunset 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 Sunset 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 Sunset Beach to:

  • Coupeville [Map], which is the Seat of Island County, lies just to the West.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sunset Beach to Olympia, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,328 miles [3,746.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 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 6,736 miles [10,840.5 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 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,629 miles [9,059 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Beach ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Sunset Beach.

Within Washington, there are 4 communities which are also named Sunset Beach. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington


Other Communities Located In Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Southwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South Southwest

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South

Thurston County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Outside of Washington

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 AlbertaHawaiiNew YorkOregon
 British ColumbiaMarylandNorth CarolinaSaskatchewan
 CaliforniaMichiganOhioWest Virginia
 FloridaNew JerseyOntarioWisconsin

Alberta

Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northwest

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the South Southeast

Santa Cruz County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,544 miles [4,094.2 km] to the East Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,542 miles [4,091 km] to the East Southeast

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Hawaii

Honolulu County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Honolulu County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,678 miles [4,309.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,343 miles [3,770.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the East

Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Schoolcraft County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,385 miles [3,838.3 km] to the East

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the East

Orleans County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,455 miles [3,950.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the East

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Sunset Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the East

Dodge County

Our profile page for Sunset Beach, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset 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.

Captains Choice   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Sunset Beach   [Map]
Coupeville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
English Boom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Juniper Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Keystone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Keystone Ferry Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Grove Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockaway Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Terrys Corner   -   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 Sunset 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 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset Beach

Everett [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Sunset Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<8>
 
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset Beach

Everett [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Sunset Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Torgeson

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Island County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Island County: www.islandcounty.net/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2143, Longitude: -122.5349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset 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 Sunset 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 341.069 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.686 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.845 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 Sunset Beach 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>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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