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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 Whelan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whelan 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 Whelan:
    • 46.784054, -117.116559
    • 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 Whelan
  • 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 Whelan ...

We have found one communities that share the name Whelan.

Within Washington, the name Whelan is unique.

Beyond Washington, there is another community also named Whelan in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Whelan lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Whelan that is located in Whitman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whelan

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whelan ...

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.

  • Advent Hollow (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent Hollow
    • Advent Hollow was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blaine (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Chambers (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Whelan and is located in Whitman County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Cornwall (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
    • Cornwall lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
  • Joel (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
    • Joel lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
  • Moscow (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<3>
  • Potlatch Junction (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potlatch Junction
    • Potlatch Junction lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Whelan and is located in Latah County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potlatch Junction
  • Ringo (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo
    • Ringo lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Whelan and is located in Whitman County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringo
  • Sunshine (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
    • Sunshine lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Whelan and is located in Whitman County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
  • Union Center (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Center
    • Union Center lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Whelan and is located in Whitman County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Center

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Colfax, which is the Seat of Whitman County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Whelan to Colfax, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 273 miles [439.4 km] to the west (W). 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 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,504 miles [12,076.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,570 miles [8,964 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whelan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whelan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7841, Longitude: -117.1166       In this case, the coordinates for Whelan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Whelan 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 336.55 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.364 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.45 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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