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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Auburn [Map], which is the Seat of Placer County, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gilberts to Auburn, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,298 miles [11,745 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 8,065 miles [12,979.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,109 miles [9,831.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gilberts ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Gilberts.

Within California, there is just one other community named Gilberts. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Gilberts, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the East


Kane County

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


Manistee County

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


Darke County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilberts ...

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.

Deer View   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest of Gilberts   [Map]
Diamond Crossing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flat Ravine (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Greekstore   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones Place   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Last Chance (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Michigan Bluff   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Parsley Bar Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Point (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Secret Canyon (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Short Place   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilberts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0116, Longitude: -120.4721     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gilberts 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 Gilberts 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 338.699 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.412 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.963 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Gilberts 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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