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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 Yesler Terrace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yesler Terrace 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 Yesler Terrace:
    • 47.600932, -122.315959
    • 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 Yesler Terrace
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yesler Terrace ...

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.

  • Belltown
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown is located in King County
  • Boddy
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boddy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boddy
    • Boddy is located in King County
  • Clyde
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde is located in King County
  • Clyde Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Hill
    • Clyde Hill is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,398 people
  • Edgewater ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater is located in King County
  • Edgewater Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park is located in King County
  • Green Lake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
    • Green Lake is located in King County
  • Hillman City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
    • Hillman City is located in King County
  • Holly Park
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Park
    • Holly Park is located in King County
  • Hunts Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
    • Hunts Point is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
  • Meridian
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian is located in King County
  • Moorland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorland
    • Moorland is located in King County
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    • Portage Bay
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Bay
      • Portage Bay is located in King County
    • Queen Anne
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen Anne have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Anne
      • Queen Anne is located in King County
    • South Park
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park is located in King County
    • University
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University is located in King County
    • University Village
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village is located in King County
    • View Ridge
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Ridge
      • View Ridge is located in King County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Yesler Terrace and extending to:

  • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Yesler Terrace to Olympia, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,659 miles [9,107.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yesler Terrace) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yesler Terrace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6009, Longitude: -122.3160       In this case, the coordinates for Yesler Terrace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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 Yesler Terrace to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.86 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.413 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.748 degrees.









 

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