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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 Whitney, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whitney 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 Whitney:
    • 48.447883, -122.471554
    • 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 Whitney
  • 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 Whitney ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Whitney.

Within Washington, the name Whitney is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 23 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Whitney is located in Saint Clair County and lies 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Whitney.
    • Alaska
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Whitney.
    • Arizona
      • Mohave County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mohave County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mohave County community of Whitney.
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Whitney [Placer County].
    • Florida
      • Lake County
      • This Whitney is located in Lake County and lies 2,529 miles [4,070 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Whitney.
    • Georgia
      • Walton County
      • This Whitney is located in Walton County and lies 2,227 miles [3,584 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Whitney.
    • Idaho
      • Ada County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Whitney [Ada County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Whitney is located in Franklin County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Whitney.
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Whitney is located in Menominee County and lies 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Whitney.
    • Mississippi
      • Sunflower County
      • This Whitney is located in Sunflower County and lies 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sunflower County community of Whitney.
    • Nebraska
      • Dawes County
      • This Whitney is located in Dawes County and lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawes County community of Whitney.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Whitney is located in Clark County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Whitney.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Whitney lies 2,576 miles [4,145.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Whitney [Grant County].
    • North Carolina
      • Stanly County
      • This Whitney is located in Stanly County and lies 2,314 miles [3,724 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanly County community of Whitney.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Whitney is located in Belmont County and lies 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Whitney.
    • Ontario
      • This Whitney lies 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Whitney [Baker County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Whitney is located in Westmoreland County and lies 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Whitney.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Whitney is located in Spartanburg County and lies 2,254 miles [3,627.5 km]<1> to the east of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Whitney.
    • South Dakota
      • Whitney #
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Whitney.
    • Texas
      • Briscoe County
      • This Whitney is located in Briscoe County and lies 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Briscoe County community of Whitney.
      • Hill County
      • This Whitney is located in Hill County and lies 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the east southeast of the Whitney that is located in Skagit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Whitney.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Whitney [Fayette County].
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Whitney [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitney ...

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.

  • Allen (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Chuckanut Junction (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut Junction
    • Chuckanut Junction lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut Junction
  • Dewey (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
    • Dewey lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
  • Fish Town (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Town
    • Fish Town lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Town
  • Howards Corner (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Corner
    • Howards Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Corner
  • Leary (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leary
    • Leary lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leary have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leary
  • Sharpes Corner (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpes Corner
    • Sharpes Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpes Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpes Corner
  • Shelter Bay (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Bay
    • Shelter Bay lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Bay
  • Sunset (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
    • Sunset lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitney and is located in Skagit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

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

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

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    • Mount Vernon, which is the Seat of Skagit County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Whitney to Olympia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 133 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,720 miles [10,814.8 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 7,481 miles [12,039.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,614 miles [9,034.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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- Whitney) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4479, Longitude: -122.4716       In this case, the coordinates for Whitney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Whitney 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.
<3>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 Whitney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Whitney 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 341.026 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.648 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.785 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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