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Terrace Heights, Washington

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Terrace Heights 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 community such as Terrace Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Yakima [Map], which is the Seat of Yakima County, lies just to the West.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Terrace Heights to Olympia, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,808 miles [10,956.4 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 7,572 miles [12,186 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,669 miles [9,123.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrace Heights ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Terrace Heights.

While the name Terrace Heights is unique within Washington, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Washington


Cullman County

Our profile page for Terrace Heights, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Terrace Heights, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,331 miles [3,751.4 km] to the East

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Terrace Heights   [Map]
Distance: About 2,703 miles [4,350.1 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Terrace Heights ...

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.

Alfalfa   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast of Terrace Heights   [Map]
Brace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Donald   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Flint   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fruitvale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillside Siding   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Summitview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Union Gap   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
White Swan   -   20 miles [32.2 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 Terrace Heights. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Terrace Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harlond Benton 'Darkie' Clift<7>

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About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrace Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6062, Longitude: -120.4398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrace Heights 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 Terrace Heights 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 339.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.50 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.599 degrees.

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<7>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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