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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Yakima [Map], which is the Seat of Yakima County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tampico to Yakima, 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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,819 miles [10,974.1 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 7,583 miles [12,203.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,684 miles [9,147.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tampico ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Tampico.

While the name Tampico is unique within Washington, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Washington

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Whiteside County

Our profile page for Tampico, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the East


Jackson County

Our profile page for Tampico, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East


Taylor County

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


Dawson County

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

Valley County

Our profile page for Tampico, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Darke County

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

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Grainger County

Our profile page for Tampico, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East

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Hall County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tampico ...

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.

Brace   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast of Tampico   [Map]
Fruitvale   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Silver Beach   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Summitview   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Terrace Heights   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Gap   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
White Swan   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Willy Dick Crossing   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [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 Tampico. 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.

Harlond Benton 'Darkie' Clift
  Major League Baseball. He was born in El Reno (Oklahoma) on Monday August 12, 1912 and died in Yakima (Washington) on Monday April 27, 1992 at an age of 79. He was buried at Terrace Heights Memorial Park (Yakima County, Washington) [Map].

Yakima [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Tampico

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harlond Benton 'Darkie' Clift<8>

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tampico. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tampico

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tampico. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5351, Longitude: -120.8671     [Map].

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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 Tampico 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 339.608 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.881 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 Tampico 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:

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