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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 Annette, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Annette 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 Annette:
    • 35.650800, -120.179035
    • 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 Annette
  • 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 Annette ...

We have found two communities that share the name Annette.

Within California, the name Annette is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin 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 Annette [Baldwin County].
    • Alaska
      • This Annette lies 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Annette that is located in Kern County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annette

Curious and Interesting Names Near Annette ...

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.

  • California Valley [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California Valley
    • California Valley [San Luis Obispo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Annette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on California Valley
  • Eaglet [San Luis Obispo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaglet
    • Eaglet [San Luis Obispo County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Annette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaglet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Garden Farms [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Farms
    • Garden Farms [San Luis Obispo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Annette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Farms
  • Henry [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [San Luis Obispo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Annette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Kecks Corner [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kecks Corner
      • Kecks Corner [Kern County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kecks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kecks Corner
    • Lost Hills [Kern County]
    • Martinez Place [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez Place
      • Martinez Place [San Luis Obispo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Place
    • Navajo [San Luis Obispo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
      • Navajo [San Luis Obispo County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reef Station [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reef Station
      • Reef Station [Kings County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reef Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reef Station
    • Todd Place [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd Place
      • Todd Place [San Luis Obispo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Todd Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todd Place
    • Union [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [San Luis Obispo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Annette. 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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    • James Dean     (Actor)
      • Full name: James Byron Dean
      • Actor. He was born in Marion (IN) on September 30, 1955 (a Friday) and died in Cholame (CA) on September 30, 1955 (a Friday) at the age of 0. He is buried at Park Cemetery (Grant County, Indiana).
      • Cholame is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Annette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Dean<5>
    • Clark Miller     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Franklin Clark Miller
      • Professional football. He was born in Oakland (CA) on August 11, 1938 (a Thursday) and died in Paso Robles (CA) on November 5, 2008 (a Wednesday) at the age of 70. He is buried at St. Helena Public Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Paso Robles is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Annette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Miller<5>
    • Colleen Moore     (Actress)
      • Born: Kathleen Morrison
      • Actress. She was born in Port Huron (MI) on August 19, 1900 (a Sunday) and died in Paso Robles (CA) on January 25, 1988 (a Monday) at the age of 87. The body was cremated.
      • Paso Robles is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Annette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Colleen Moore<5>
    • King Vidor     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Galveston (TX) on February 8, 1894 (a Thursday) and died in Paso Robles (CA) on November 1, 1982 (a Monday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Paso Robles is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Annette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Vidor<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bakersfield, which is the Seat of Kern County and lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Annette to Bakersfield, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,359 miles [3,796.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,508 miles [12,083 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 8,276 miles [13,318.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,295 miles [10,130.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Mentions & References for Annette

Communities in California

About Kern County

About California

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

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.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 Annette 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>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- Annette) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6508, Longitude: -120.1790       In this case, the coordinates for Annette have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 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.
<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 Annette 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 338.07 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.466 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.791 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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