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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Corte Madera 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 town such as Corte Madera to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • San Rafael [Map], which is the Seat of Marin County, lies just to the North.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Corte Madera to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,435 miles [3,918.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,407 miles [11,920.4 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 8,173 miles [13,153.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Corte Madera ...

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.

Harbor Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Corte Madera   [Map]
Homestead Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kent Woodlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Larkspur   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Little Reed Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowsweet   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Paradise Cay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Reed   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Strawberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [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 Corte Madera. 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.

Ansel Adams     (Ansel Easton Adams)
  Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.

San Francisco [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ansel Adams<7>
 
Ernest 'Ernie' Adams     (Born as Ernest Stephen Dumarais)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday June 18, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday November 26, 1947 at an age of 62.

San Francisco [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Adams
 
Gracie Allen     (Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen)
  Comedian, actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday July 26, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1964 at an age of 69. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gracie Allen
 
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson     (Edmund Lincoln Anderson)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday September 18, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday February 28, 1977 at an age of 71.

Oakland [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
 
Eve Arden     (Born as Eunice Quedens)
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mill Valley (California) on Thursday April 30, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 12, 1990 at an age of 82. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mill Valley [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eve Arden
 
Buzz Arlett     (Born as Russell Loris Arlett)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buzz Arlett
 
Elisha Cook, Jr.     (Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday December 26, 1903 and died in Big Pine (California) on Thursday May 18, 1995 at an age of 91.

San Francisco [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Cook, Jr.
 
Buster Crabbe     (Born as Clarence Linden Crabbe II)
  Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at an age of 75.

Oakland [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe
 
Robert Martin Culp
  Actor, screenwriter, director. He was born in Oakland (California) on Saturday August 16, 1930 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at an age of 79. He was buried at Sunset View Cemetery (Contra Costa County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Martin Culp
 
Dominic Paul 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Monday February 12, 1917 and died in Marion (Massachusetts) on Friday May 8, 2009 at an age of 92. He was buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dominic Paul 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio
 
Joe DiMaggio     (Born as Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Martinez (California) on Wednesday November 25, 1914 and died in Hollywood (Florida) on Monday March 8, 1999 at an age of 84. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (California).

Martinez [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe DiMaggio
 
Vincent Paul DiMaggio
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Martinez (California) on Friday September 6, 1912 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Friday October 3, 1986 at an age of 74.

Martinez [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vincent Paul DiMaggio
 
K.C. Douglas
  Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at an age of 61. He was buried at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi) [Map].

Berkeley [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Corte Madera

Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Corte Madera: www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us/

The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corte Madera. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9298, Longitude: -122.5180     [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 Corte Madera 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 340.304 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.227 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Corte Madera.



 
 
 

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