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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Swem.

This page contains six sections:

Around Swem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Olympia. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Swem. Olympia has a population of 51,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lacey. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Swem and has a population of 49,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Swem and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Astoria (OR)   [Map]   9,862   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Warrenton (OR)   [Map]   5,602   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Aberdeen   [Map]   16,462   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Centralia   [Map]   17,216   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chehalis   [Map]   7,533   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
DuPont   [Map]   9,487   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elma   [Map]   3,092   N   23 miles [37 km]
Hoquiam   [Map]   8,500   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kelso   [Map]   12,130   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Longview   [Map]   37,602   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Montesano   [Map]   3,963   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ocean Shores   [Map]   5,927   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Shelton   [Map]   10,146   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tumwater   [Map]   22,973   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Yelm   [Map]   9,125   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adna   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chehalis Village   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Claquato   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Curtis   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Doty   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fords Prairie   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Galvin   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Grand Mound   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lebam   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Menlo   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oakville   [Map]   684   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pe Ell   [Map]   653   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Raymond   [Map]   2,920   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Bend   [Map]   1,651   W   18 miles [29 km]

For more communities neighboring Swem, please visit our County-by-County Page for Swem.

Pacific County ...

Swem is located in Pacific County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pacific County: Clatsop (OR), Grays Harbor, Lewis & Wahkiakum. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west, with the mouth of the Columbia River to the southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swem ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Swem.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Swem.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Swem. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Swem ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Swem.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
South Lewis Co. Airport(ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   TDO   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bowerman Airport(ICAO: KHQM)   [Map]   HQM   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Westport Airport   [Map]   14S   WNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Astoria Rgnl. (ICAO: KAST)   [Map]   AST   SW   41 miles [66 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Swem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swem. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   NE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Portland Intl. (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]   PDX   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Portland - Hillsboro Airport (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   HIO   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
South Lewis Co. Airport(ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   TDO   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bowerman Airport(ICAO: KHQM)   [Map]   HQM   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Westport Airport   [Map]   14S   WNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Astoria Rgnl. (ICAO: KAST)   [Map]   AST   SW   41 miles [66 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Lewis Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bowerman Airport   (ICAO: KHQM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Astoria Rgnl.   (ICAO: KAST)   [Map]
        Website for Astoria Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sanderson Fld.   (SHN/KSHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
        Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Pacific County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pacific County: www.co.pacific.wa.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swem.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Swem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6598, Longitude: -123.4046     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Swem), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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