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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from College Heights to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 27 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,262 miles [3,640.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,620 miles [12,263.2 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 8,388 miles [13,499.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,360 miles [10,235.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named College Heights ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name College Heights.

Within California, there are 3 communities which are also named College Heights. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Other Communities Located In California

Kern County

Our profile page for College Heights, Kern County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Kern County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for College Heights, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for College Heights, Santa Cruz County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Santa Cruz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for College Heights, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the East

Alberta

Our profile page for College Heights   [Map]
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the North

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for College Heights, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the East

British Columbia

Our profile page for College Heights   [Map]
Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the North

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Colorado

La Plata County

Our profile page for College Heights, La Plata County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in La Plata County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for College Heights, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for College Heights, Dougherty County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dougherty County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for College Heights, Muscogee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Muscogee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for College Heights, Saline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for College Heights, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for College Heights, Warren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for College Heights, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for College Heights, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,320 miles [3,733.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for College Heights, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for College Heights, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for College Heights, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for College Heights, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for College Heights, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near College Heights ...

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.

Allied Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of College Heights   [Map]
Emerald Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Golden Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grantville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Homelands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lemon Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Helix   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Normal Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
South Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
University Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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 College Heights. 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.

Mayim Bialik     (Mayim Chaya Bialik)
  Actress, author, neuroscientist. She was born in San Diego (California) on Friday December 12, 1975

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights
 
Rudy Bukich     (Born as Rudulph Andrew Bukich)
  Professional football. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday September 15, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 85. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rudy Bukich<8>
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Robert Duvall     (Robert Selden Duvall)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Monday January 5, 1931

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes
 
Don Marshall     (Donald James Marshall)
  Actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Wednesday May 2, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 30, 2016 at an age of 82. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Marshall
 
Barbara Payton     (Born as Barbara Redfield)
  Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton
 
Gregory Peck     (Eldred Gregory Peck)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in La Jolla (California) on Wednesday April 5, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday June 12, 2003 at an age of 87.

La Jolla [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregory Peck
 
David Stanley Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (California) on Friday January 21, 1955 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 at an age of 53.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Stanley Smith
 
Albert Goodwill Spalding
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Byron (Illinois) on Monday September 2, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 9, 1915 at an age of 65.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Goodwill Spalding
 
Rose Hartwick Thorpe
  Poet. She was born in Mishawaka (Indiana) on Thursday July 18, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday July 19, 1939 at an age of 89.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Hartwick Thorpe
 
Ted Williams     (Theodore Samuel Williams)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Diego (California) on Friday August 30, 1918 and died in Inverness (Florida) on Friday July 5, 2002 at an age of 83.

San Diego [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of College Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Williams

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in College Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7709, Longitude: -117.0698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for College Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 College Heights 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 335.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.637 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.935 degrees.

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<7>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 College Heights 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.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for College Heights.



 
 
 

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