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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Whitman County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sunshine to Colfax, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 274 miles [441 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 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 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,573 miles [8,968.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunshine ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sunshine.

Within Washington, there is just one other community named Sunshine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States and Canada - with 42 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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 British ColumbiaLouisianaOhioWest Virginia
 ColoradoMaineOntarioWyoming
 FloridaMarylandPennsylvania 

Alabama

Hale County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the East Southeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the South Southeast

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the East Southeast

Garland County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the East Southeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the East Southeast

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Southeast

Garfield County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Garfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ford County

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

Meade County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the East Southeast

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the East

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Missouri

Randolph County

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

Ray County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Luna County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the South Southeast

Roosevelt County

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

Taos County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the Southeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East

Brown County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Brown County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the East

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the East

Luzerne County

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

Wayne County

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

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South Carolina

Newberry County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the South Southeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southeast

Tooele County

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

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West Virginia

Marion County

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

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Wyoming

Big Horn County

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

Park County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunshine ...

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.

Advent Hollow (ID) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Sunshine   [Map]
Blaine (ID)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chambers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cornwall (ID)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Joel (ID)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Moscow (ID)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ringo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Center   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Uniontown   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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 from Sunshine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunshine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7196, Longitude: -117.0960     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 336.53 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.336 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.443 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunshine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sunshine 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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