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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 Armona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Armona 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 Armona:
    • 36.315763, -119.709052
    • 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 Armona
  • 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 Armona ...

We have found two communities that share the name Armona.

There is one other community in California which is also named Armona.

Beyond California, there is another community also named Armona in the United States.

  • Communities Located In California ...
    • Tulare 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 California community of Armona [Tulare County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Armona is located in Blount County and lies 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km]<2> to the east of the Armona that is located in Kings County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Armona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Armona ...

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.

  • Clint [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
    • Clint [Fresno County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Armona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clint
  • Guernsey [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
    • Guernsey [Kings County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Armona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guernsey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
  • Halls Corner [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Corner
    • Halls Corner [Kings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Armona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Corner
  • Home Garden [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Garden
    • Home Garden [Kings County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Armona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Garden
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Hub [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub
      • Hub [Kings County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub
    • Marsala [Kings County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsala
      • Marsala [Kings County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsala have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orion [Kings County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Kings County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shell [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell
      • Shell [Kings County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell

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 Armona. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Orval Overall     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Farmersville (CA) on February 2, 1881 (a Wednesday) and died in Fresno (CA) on July 14, 1947 (a Monday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Farmersville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Armona.
      • Fresno is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Armona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orval Overall<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hanford, which is the Seat of Kings County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Armona to Sacramento, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,455 miles [11,997.7 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 8,224 miles [13,235.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Mentions & References for Armona

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About Kings County

About California

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

The official website for Kings County: www.countyofkings.com/

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Armona 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Armona) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Armona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArmonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Armona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3158, Longitude: -119.7091    
<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>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 Armona 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 337.76 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.129 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.516 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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