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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Velvet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Velvet and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Velvet:
    • 48.986023, -117.826931
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Velvet
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Velvet ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Casino (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casino
    • Casino lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Velvet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casino came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casino
  • Frontier (less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier
    • Frontier lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
  • Little Dalles (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dalles
    • Little Dalles was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dalles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Marble (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
    • Marble lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
  • Oasis (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oasis
    • Oasis lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Velvet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oasis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oasis
  • Rivervale (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivervale
    • Rivervale lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Velvet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivervale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivervale
  • Silica (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silica
    • Silica lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Velvet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silica
  • Trail (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Velvet and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Colville, which is the Seat of Stevens County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Velvet to Colville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 270 miles [434.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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) is 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 121 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,376 miles [11,870.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,465 miles [8,795.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Velvet) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Velvet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9860, Longitude: -117.8269       In this case, the coordinates for Velvet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Velvet to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.229 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.298 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.681 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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