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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 Waitsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waitsburg and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Waitsburg:
    • 46.269121, -118.154927
    • 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 Waitsburg
  • 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 Waitsburg ...

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.

  • Berryman (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryman
    • Berryman lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg and is located in Walla Walla County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryman
  • Climax (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg and is located in Walla Walla County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Dixie (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Five Points (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg and is located in Walla Walla County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Huntsville (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg and is located in Columbia County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
  • Long (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long
    • Long lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Waitsburg and is located in Columbia County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long
  • Paddock (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddock
    • Paddock lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg and is located in Walla Walla County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddock
  • Relief (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
    • Relief lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg and is located in Columbia County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relief
  • Valley Grove (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grove
    • Valley Grove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg and is located in Walla Walla County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grove
  • Whetstone (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
    • Whetstone lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg and is located in Columbia County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone

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

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

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    • Walla Walla, which is the Seat of Walla Walla County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Waitsburg to Walla Walla, with an average speed<4> 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, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 231 miles [371.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,126 miles [3,421.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,789 miles [10,925.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,556 miles [12,160.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,627 miles [9,055.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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

The official website for Walla Walla County: www.co.walla-walla.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waitsburg) 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 Waitsburg. 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 WaitsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waitsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2691, Longitude: -118.1549    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Waitsburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.367 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.279 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.158 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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