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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Altadena.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Altadena to:

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Altadena to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,283 miles [3,674.1 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,556 miles [12,160.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,324 miles [13,396.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,314 miles [10,161.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altadena ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cypress Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Altadena   [Map]
Eagle Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Highway Highlands   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mayflower Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raymond Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Singing Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Stoneman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Temple City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Altadena. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tarzana [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<7>
 
Philip Ahn     (Born as Pil Lip Ahn)
  Actor. He was born in Highland Park (California) on Monday May 29, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday February 28, 1978 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Highland Park [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Los Angeles [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ahn
 
Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
  Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Albert
 
Margo Albert     (Born as Maria Marguerita Gudalupe Teresa Estela Bolado)
  Actress. She was born in Mexico City (Mexico) [Map] on Thursday May 10, 1917 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Wednesday July 17, 1985 at an age of 68. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margo Albert
 
Horace Albright     (Horace Marden Albright)
  Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Van Nuys [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Shana Alexander
  Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at an age of 79. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hermosa Beach [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Hollywood [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
Lois Andrews     (Born as Lorraine Gourley)
  Actress. She was born in Huntington Park (California) on Monday March 24, 1924 and died in Encino (California) on Friday April 5, 1968 at an age of 44. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntington Park [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Altadena

Encino [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
Matthew Michael Ansara
  Actor, bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 29, 1965 and died in Monrovia (California) on Monday June 25, 2001 at an age of 35. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Monrovia [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matthew Michael Ansara
 
Dimitra Arliss
  Actress. She was born in Lorain (Ohio) on Sunday October 23, 1932 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday January 26, 2012 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Westwood [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dimitra Arliss
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Gene Autry     (Orvon Grover Autry)
  Actor, singer, Major League Baseball. He was born in Burns City (Texas) on Sunday September 29, 1907 and died in Studio City (California) on Friday October 2, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Studio City [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Altadena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Autry

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Altadena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altadena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altadena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altadena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altadena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1902, Longitude: -118.1313     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Altadena to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.166 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.063 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.568 degrees.

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<7>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.

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