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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sunset 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 Sunset 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 to:

  • Mount Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Skagit County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunset to Mount Vernon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,322 miles [3,736.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,474 miles [12,028.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,606 miles [9,022 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Sunset.

Within Washington, there are 2 communities which are also named Sunset. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 50 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

Walla Walla County

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunset, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East Southeast


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sunset, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Sunset, Graham County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the Southeast

Navajo County

Our profile page for Sunset, Navajo County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Crittenden County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Sunset, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the East Southeast

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunset   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North Northwest

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California

Humboldt County

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

San Francisco County

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

Sutter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the South

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunset, Boulder County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East Southeast

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pueblo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pueblo 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, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km] to the East Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sunset, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,749 miles [4,424.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Colquitt County

Our profile page for Sunset, Colquitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,340 miles [3,765.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Sunset, Shoshone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

Kane County

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

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Kansas

Morton County

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

Republic County

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

Seward County

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

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Sunset, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Sunset, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunset, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,522 miles [4,058.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunset, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,353 miles [3,786.8 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Sunset, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,062 miles [3,318.5 km] to the East Southeast

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Sunset, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,012 miles [3,238 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Sunset, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

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

Missoula County

Our profile page for Sunset, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Sunset, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Kings County

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

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Sunset, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Sunset, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Southeast

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the South

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the East

Washington County

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

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,181 miles [3,510 km] to the East

Grainger County

Our profile page for Sunset, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the East

Pickett County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the East

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Texas

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunset, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the Southeast

Lubbock County

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

Montague County

Our profile page for Sunset, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the East Southeast

Starr County

Our profile page for Sunset, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunset, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pocahontas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset ...

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.

Allen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Sunset   [Map]
Bow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Chuckanut   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chuckanut Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clear Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edison   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edison Station   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Equality (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Leary   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prairie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sharpes Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [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. 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.

Andrew McLaglen     (Andrew Victor McLaglen)
  Director. He was born in London (England) [Map] on Wednesday July 28, 1920 and died in Friday Harbor (Washington) on Saturday August 30, 2014 at an age of 94.

Friday Harbor [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew McLaglen<9>
 
James Tilton Pickett
  Artist. He was born in Bellingham (Washington) on Thursday December 31, 1857 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday August 28, 1889 at an age of 31. He was buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon) [Map].

Bellingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Tilton Pickett

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Skagit County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.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 'straight-line' distance starting in Sunset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5451, Longitude: -122.4057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset 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 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 340.976 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.595 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.733 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 Sunset 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 Sunset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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