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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 Alder Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alder Springs 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 Alder Springs:
    • 37.066060, -119.402074
    • 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 Alder Springs
  • 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 Alder Springs ...

We have found four communities that share the name Alder Springs.

There is one other community in California which is also named Alder Springs.

Beyond California, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In California ...
    • Glenn County
      • This Alder Springs is located in Glenn County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alder Springs that is located in Fresno County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glenn County community of Alder Springs.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marshall County
      • This Alder Springs is located in Marshall County and lies 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km]<1> to the east of the Alder Springs that is located in Fresno County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Alder Springs.
    • Tennessee
      • Campbell County
      • This Alder Springs is located in Campbell County and lies 1,948 miles [3,135 km]<1> to the east of the Alder Springs that is located in Fresno County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Alder Springs.
      • Union County
      • This Alder Springs is located in Union County and lies 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the east of the Alder Springs that is located in Fresno County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Alder Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alder Springs ...

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.

  • Big Sandy Rancheria [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy Rancheria
    • Big Sandy Rancheria [Fresno County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Alder Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy Rancheria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy Rancheria
  • Marshall Junction [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Junction
    • Marshall Junction [Fresno County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alder Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Junction
  • Meadow Lakes [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
    • Meadow Lakes [Fresno County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Alder Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
  • Pineridge [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
    • Pineridge [Fresno County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Alder Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Rock Haven [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Haven
      • Rock Haven [Fresno County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alder Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Haven
    • Sentinel [Fresno County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel
      • Sentinel [Fresno County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alder Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shaver Lake [Fresno County]
    • Tollhouse [Fresno County]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alder Springs. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Wesley Barry     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 10, 1907 and died in Fresno (California) on Monday April 11, 1994 at the age of 86. He is buried at Turlock Memorial Park (Stanislaus County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wesley Barry<4>
    • Johnny Boyd     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Fresno (California) on Thursday August 19, 1926 and died in Fresno (California) on Sunday October 26, 2003 at the age of 77. He is buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Boyd<4>
    • William Joseph Clarke     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Inglewood (California) on Wednesday March 21, 1951 and died in Fresno (California) on Sunday November 3, 1996 at the age of 45. He is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph Clarke<4>
    • Jon Hall     (Actor)
    • Thomas Hill     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Birmingham (England) on Friday September 11, 1829 and died in Raymond (California) on Tueday June 30, 1908 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Raymond is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Hill<4>
    • Richard Dawson Kiel     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Sunday August 13, 1939 and died in Fresno (California) on Sunday August 10, 2014 at the age of 75. He is buried at Belmont Memorial Park (Fresno County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dawson Kiel<4>
    • James Henry 'Jim' Landis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fresno (California) on Friday March 9, 1934 and died in Napa (California) on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the age of 83. He is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Henry 'Jim' Landis<4>
    • Samuel 'Sammy' Lee     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Fresno (California) on Sunday August 1, 1920 and died in Newport Beach (California) on Friday December 2, 2016 at the age of 96. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel 'Sammy' Lee<4>
    • Dennis Morgan     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<4>
    • John Wesley North     (Abolitionist, founder of the City of Riverside)
      • Abolitionist, founder of the City of Riverside. He was born in Sand Lake (New York) on Wednesday January 4, 1815 and died in Fresno (California) on Saturday February 22, 1890 at the age of 75. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wesley North<4>
    • Orval Overall     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Farmersville (California) on Wednesday February 2, 1881 and died in Fresno (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 at the age of 66. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orval Overall<4>
    • Les Richter     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fresno (California) on Monday October 6, 1930 and died in Riverside (California) on Saturday June 12, 2010 at the age of 79. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Richter<4>
    • Jeannine Riley     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Fresno (California) on Tueday October 1, 1940
      • Fresno is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Alder Springs.

How Far From Alder Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alder Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fresno, which is the Seat of Fresno County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Alder Springs to Fresno, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,288 miles [3,682.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,401 miles [11,910.8 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 8,169 miles [13,146.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,189 miles [9,960.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fresno County: www.co.fresno.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alder Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0661, Longitude: -119.4021       In this case, the coordinates for Alder Springs 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Alder Springs 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 337.595 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.974 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.332 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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