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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 Wilson Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wilson Creek 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 Wilson Creek:
    • 47.423935, -119.121670
    • 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 Wilson Creek
  • 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 Wilson Creek ...

We have found six communities that share the name Wilson Creek.

Within Washington, the name Wilson Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Wilson Creek lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Wilson Creek that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
    • Kansas
      • Ellsworth 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 Kansas community of Wilson Creek [Ellsworth County].
      • Wilson 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 Kansas community of Wilson Creek [Wilson County].
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln 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 Nevada community of Wilson Creek [Lincoln County].
    • New York
      • Tioga County
      • This Wilson Creek is located in Tioga County and lies 2,105 miles [3,387.7 km]<1> to the east of the Wilson Creek that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Wilson Creek.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Wilson Creek is located in Somerset County and lies 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km]<1> to the east of the Wilson Creek that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Wilson Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson Creek ...

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.

  • Bacon [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacon
  • Dry Falls Junction [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Falls Junction
    • Dry Falls Junction [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Falls Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Falls Junction
  • Fordair [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordair
    • Fordair [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordair have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordair
  • Hartline [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartline
    • Hartline [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartline
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartline<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakeview [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lakeview Park [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Park
      • Lakeview Park [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Park
    • Marlin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlin
      • Marlin [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlin
    • Mitchell [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Moody [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
    • Soap Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<5>

How Far From Wilson Creek 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 town such as Wilson Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Ephrata, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wilson Creek to Ephrata, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 85 days and walking would take 124 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,588 miles [8,993 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Grant County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.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' (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- Wilson Creek) 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 Wilson Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4239, Longitude: -119.1217    
<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 Wilson Creek 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 Wilson Creek, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Wilson Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.218 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.341 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.678 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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