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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 Allen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Allen 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 Allen:
    • 38.617132, -120.110743
    • 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 Allen
  • 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 Allen ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Allen.

Within California, the name Allen is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Allen [Clarke County].
    • Arizona
      • Pima County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Allen [Pima County].
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Allen [Eagle County].
      • Garfield County
      • This Allen is located in Garfield County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Allen.
      • Gunnison 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 Colorado community of Allen [Gunnison County].
    • Florida
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Allen [Clay County].
    • Georgia
      • Decatur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Allen [Decatur County].
      • Oconee County
      • This Allen is located in Oconee County and lies 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Allen.
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Allen is located in Mason County and lies 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Allen.
    • Indiana
      • Allen County
      • This Allen is located in Allen County and lies 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Allen.
    • Iowa
      • Harrison County
      • This Allen is located in Harrison County and lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Allen.
    • Kansas
      • Lyon County
      • This Allen is located in Lyon County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Allen.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Allen is located in Floyd County and lies 2,017 miles [3,246 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Allen.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This Allen is located in Natchitoches Parish and lies 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natchitoches Parish community of Allen.
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Allen is located in Wicomico County and lies 2,378 miles [3,827 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Allen.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Allen is located in Hillsdale County and lies 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Allen.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Allen is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Allen.
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne County
      • This Allen is located in Claiborne County and lies 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Allen.
      • Copiah County
      • This Allen is located in Copiah County and lies 1,720 miles [2,768.1 km] to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Copiah County community of Allen.
      • Quitman County
      • This Allen is located in Quitman County and lies 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Allen.
      • Warren County
      • This Allen is located in Warren County and lies 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Allen.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Allen [Cascade County].
      • Garfield County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Allen [Garfield County].
    • Nebraska
      • Dixon County
      • This Allen is located in Dixon County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dixon County community of Allen.
    • New Mexico
      • Quay County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Allen [Quay County].
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Allen [Allegany County].
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Allen is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Allen.
    • Oklahoma
      • Hughes County
      • This Allen is located in Hughes County and lies 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Allen.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Allen is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Allen.
      • McKean County
      • This Allen is located in McKean County and lies 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km] to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Allen.
      • Susquehanna County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Allen [Susquehanna County].
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Allen is located in Horry County and lies 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Allen.
    • South Dakota
      • Bennett County
      • This Allen is located in Bennett County and lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennett County community of Allen.
    • Tennessee
      • Meigs County
      • This Allen is located in Meigs County and lies 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Allen.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Allen is located in Collin County and lies 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Allen.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Allen is located in Salt Lake County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Allen.
    • Virginia
      • Dickenson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Allen [Dickenson County].
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This Allen is located in Skagit County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<3> to the north of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Allen.
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Allen [Lincoln County].
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Allen [Morgan County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Allen is located in Eau Claire County and lies 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Allen that is located in Amador County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Allen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen ...

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.

  • Bear Valley [Alpine County]
  • Big Meadow [Calaveras County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Meadow
    • Big Meadow [Calaveras County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Allen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Meadow
  • Bruce Crossing [Calaveras County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce Crossing
    • Bruce Crossing [Calaveras County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce Crossing
  • Cape Horn [Alpine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Horn
    • Cape Horn [Alpine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Horn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Horn
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Kit Carson [Amador County]
    • Lake Alpine [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Alpine
      • Lake Alpine [Alpine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Alpine
    • Little Norway [El Dorado County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Norway
      • Little Norway [El Dorado County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Skyhigh [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyhigh
      • Skyhigh [Calaveras County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyhigh have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyhigh
    • Strawberry [El Dorado County]
    • Tragedy Spring [Amador County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tragedy Spring
      • Tragedy Spring [Amador County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tragedy Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twin Bridges [El Dorado 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 Allen. 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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    • Milos 'Sharkey' Begovich     (Gambler, casino owner)
    • Sonny Bono     (Entertainer, congressman)
      • Entertainer, congressman. He was born in Detroit (MI) on February 16, 1935 (a Saturday) and died in Stateline (NV) on January 5, 1998 (a Monday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Stateline is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sonny Bono<6>
    • Ted 'Rollo' Connolly     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Theodore William Connolly
      • Professional football. He was born in Oakland (CA) on December 5, 1931 (a Saturday) and died in Gardnerville (NV) on February 24, 2014 (a Monday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Gardnerville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted 'Rollo' Connolly<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Amador County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Allen to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,297 miles [3,696.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,084 miles [13,009.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Amador County: www.co.amador.ca.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Allen 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.
<2>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 Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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- Allen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6171, Longitude: -120.1107       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Allen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.357 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.981 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.747 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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