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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 Wenatchee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wenatchee 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 Wenatchee:
    • 47.425093, -120.314951
    • 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 Wenatchee
  • 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 Wenatchee ...

We have found two communities that share the name Wenatchee.

There is one other community in Washington which is also named Wenatchee.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Wenatchee in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Washington ...
    • Kittitas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Wenatchee [Kittitas County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Wenatchee [Berrien County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wenatchee ...

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.

  • Appleyard (less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleyard
    • Appleyard lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleyard
  • Monitor (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Olds (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
    • Olds lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
  • Rock Island (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
    • Rock Island lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<3>
  • Sunny Hill (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
    • Sunny Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
  • Sunnyslope (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
    • Sunnyslope lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
  • Terrace Park (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
    • Terrace Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
  • Voltage (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voltage
    • Voltage lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltage

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Wenatchee to Olympia, with an average speed<5>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) is 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 127 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 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 7,517 miles [12,097.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,619 miles [9,042.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wenatchee

The Communities of Washington

About Chelan County

About Washington

The official website for Wenatchee: www.cityofwenatchee.com/

The official website for Chelan County: www.co.chelan.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wenatchee 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.
<2>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- Wenatchee) 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 Wenatchee. 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 WenatcheeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wenatchee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4251, Longitude: -120.3150    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Wenatchee 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 339.198 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.477 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.453 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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