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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 Clovis, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Clovis 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 Clovis:
    • 36.823066, -119.717287
    • 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 Clovis
  • 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 Clovis ...

We have found one communities that share the name Clovis.

Within California, the name Clovis is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Mexico
      • Curry County
      • This Clovis is located in Curry County and lies 940 miles [1,512.8 km]<1> to the east of the Clovis that is located in Fresno County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clovis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Curry County community of Clovis.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Clovis ...

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.

  • Butler [Fresno County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Fresno County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Clovis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cecile [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecile
    • Cecile [Fresno County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Clovis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecile
  • Fig Garden [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fig Garden
    • Fig Garden [Fresno County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Clovis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fig Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fig Garden
  • Fort Camp [Fresno County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Camp
    • Fort Camp [Fresno County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clovis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Goldleaf [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldleaf
      • Goldleaf [Fresno County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Clovis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldleaf
    • Gordon [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Fresno County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Clovis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Lone Star [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Fresno County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Clovis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Melvin [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Fresno County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Clovis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Muscatel [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscatel
      • Muscatel [Fresno County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Clovis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscatel
    • Riverview [Fresno County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Fresno County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Clovis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rolling Hills [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Madera County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Clovis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Sunnyside [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fresno County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Clovis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Clovis. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wesley Barry<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Fresno is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Boyd<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph Clarke<3>
    • 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 north of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Hill<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dawson Kiel<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Henry 'Jim' Landis<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel 'Sammy' Lee<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wesley North<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orval Overall<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Richter<3>
    • Jeannine Riley     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Fresno (California) on Tueday October 1, 1940
      • Fresno is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Clovis.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fresno, which is the Seat of Fresno County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 155 miles [249.4 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Clovis to Sacramento, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,309 miles [3,716 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,423 miles [11,946.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,192 miles [13,183.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,213 miles [9,998.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clovis: www.cityofclovis.com/

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 'straight-line' (or 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- Clovis) 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 Clovis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClovisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clovis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8231, Longitude: -119.7173    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Clovis to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.828 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.241 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.521 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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