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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Red Bluff [Map], which is the Seat of Tehama County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gerber to Red Bluff, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,379 miles [3,828.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,262 miles [11,687.1 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 8,028 miles [12,919.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gerber ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Gerber.

While the name Gerber is unique within California, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Gerber, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the East

Michigan

Benzie County

Our profile page for Gerber, Benzie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Benzie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Gerber, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gerber ...

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.

Blunt   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Gerber   [Map]
Corning   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Dairyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ensign (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Merrills Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Bank   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Bluff   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Roberts Place   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Tenmile (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [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 Gerber. 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.

Russell 'Lucky' Hayden     (Born as Hayden Michael 'Pate' Lucid)
  Actor. He was born in Chico (California) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday June 9, 1931 at an age of 19.

Chico [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gerber

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell 'Lucky' Hayden<9>

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The Communities of California

About Tehama County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tehama County: www.co.tehama.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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Gerber. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gerber) 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 Gerber. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gerber

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gerber. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0569, Longitude: -122.1490     [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 Gerber 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 340.202 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.984 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gerber, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Gerber 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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<9>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 Gerber.



 
 
 

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