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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Whitman County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tekoa to Colfax, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • 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 2,074 miles [3,337.8 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 6,708 miles [10,795.5 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 7,475 miles [12,029.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,544 miles [8,922.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tekoa ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tekoa.

While the name Tekoa is unique within Washington, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Washington

Alabama

Monroe County

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

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Tekoa, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tekoa ...

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.

Crabtree   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South of Tekoa   [Map]
Eden   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamestown (ID) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain Home (ID) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mozart (ID)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pedee (ID)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Stringtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tekoa. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Tekoa. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tekoa) 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 Tekoa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tekoa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tekoa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2251, Longitude: -117.0730     [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 Tekoa 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 336.537 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.38 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.379 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 Tekoa 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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