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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Gibson once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Gibson to:

  • Redding [Map], which is the Seat of Shasta County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Gibson to Redding, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,378 miles [3,827 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,969 miles [12,824.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,047 miles [9,731.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Gibson ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Gibson.

While the name Gibson is unique within California, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Gibson, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the East

Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pima County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Gibson, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the East

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East

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Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Gibson, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,227 miles [3,584 km] to the East

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Georgia

Glascock County

Our profile page for Gibson, Glascock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Gibson, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Gibson, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Gibson, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the East

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Kansas

Rawlins County

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

Trego County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

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

Larue County

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

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Louisiana

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Gibson, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Gibson, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,399 miles [3,860.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Gibson, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Gibson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the East

Webster County

Our profile page for Gibson, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the East

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Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Gibson, Benton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Gibson, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the East

Lincoln County

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Douglas County

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

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

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

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Gibson, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the Southeast

McKinley County

Our profile page for Gibson, McKinley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Nassau County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for Gibson, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,316 miles [3,727.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Scotland County

Our profile page for Gibson, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,347 miles [3,777.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Gibson, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Gibson, Pike County
This community is historic.
Although located in Pike County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Gibson, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Gibson, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Gibson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Gibson, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,373 miles [3,819 km] to the East

Florence County

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

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Gibson, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Lamar County

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

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West Virginia

Pleasants County

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

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Gibson, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gibson ...

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.

Antlers   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Gibson   [Map]
Delta   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fisher (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Flume (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakehead   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeshore   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Pollock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sweetbriar   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Gibson. 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.

Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bancroft (Iowa) on Tueday November 7, 1916 and died in Redding (California) on Friday December 16, 1988 at an age of 72. He was buried at Ogburn Inwood Cemetery (Shasta County, California) [Map].

Redding [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Gibson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Shasta County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shasta County: www.co.shasta.ca.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gibson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Gibson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gibson) 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 Gibson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gibson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0173, Longitude: -122.4041     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Gibson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.501 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.666 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.125 degrees.

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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 Gibson 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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