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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 Waldron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waldron 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 Waldron:
    • 48.700053, -123.021905
    • 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 Waldron
  • 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

Communities Also Named Waldron ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Waldron.

Within Washington, the name Waldron is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This Waldron is located in Scott County and lies 1,751 miles [2,818 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Waldron.
    • Illinois
      • Stark County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Waldron [Stark County].
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Waldron is located in Shelby County and lies 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km]<1> to the east of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Waldron.
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Waldron is located in Harper County and lies 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Waldron.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Waldron is located in Hillsdale County and lies 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km]<1> to the east of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Waldron.
    • Missouri
      • Platte County
      • This Waldron is located in Platte County and lies 1,536 miles [2,472 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Waldron.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Waldron [Alfalfa County].
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Waldron [Benton County].
      • Crook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Waldron [Crook County].
      • Wheeler County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Waldron [Wheeler County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Waldron lies 923 miles [1,485.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Waldron that is located in San Juan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waldron ...

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.

  • Argyle (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Waldron and is located in San Juan County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Deer Harbor (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Doe Bay (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Bay
    • Doe Bay lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Waldron and is located in San Juan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Bay
  • Dolphin (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolphin
    • Dolphin lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Waldron and is located in San Juan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolphin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolphin
  • False Bay (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Friday Harbor (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
    • Friday Harbor lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Waldron and is located in San Juan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<4>
  • Hope Bay (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Bay
    • Hope Bay lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Waldron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Bay
  • Orcas (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Yacht Haven (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yacht Haven
    • Yacht Haven lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Waldron and is located in San Juan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yacht Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yacht Haven

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Friday Harbor, which is the Seat of San Juan County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Waldron to Friday Harbor, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,350 miles [3,782 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,712 miles [10,801.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,472 miles [12,025 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,612 miles [9,031.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waldron) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waldron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaldronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7001, Longitude: -123.0219    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Waldron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Waldron 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Waldron to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.493 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.20 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.13 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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