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Gillis, California
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Yreka [Map], which is the Seat of Siskiyou County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gillis to Yreka, 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 235 miles [378.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,350 miles [3,782 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,137 miles [11,485.9 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 7,902 miles [12,717 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gillis ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Gillis.

Within California, there is just one other community named Gillis. 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


Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Gillis, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the East Southeast


Cheboygan County

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


Mineral County

Our profile page for Gillis, Mineral County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Mineral County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Morris County

Our profile page for Gillis, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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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 Gillis 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 340.321 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.499 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.906 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Gillis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gillis.