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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Girard.

This page contains six sections:

Around Girard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bakersfield. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of where Girard would have been located. Bakersfield has a population of 376,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lancaster. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Girard and has a population of 160,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Girard and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arvin   [Map]   21,086   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
California City   [Map]   13,707   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Maricopa   [Map]   1,183   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Palmdale   [Map]   157,356   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Shafter   [Map]   18,945   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tehachapi   [Map]   12,495   SE   5 miles [8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bear Valley Springs   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Caliente   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Claraville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Edison   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fuller Acres   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Golden Hills   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Havilah   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Keene   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lamont   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mojave   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Old Town   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stallion Springs   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summit   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weedpatch   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Woodford   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Girard, please visit our County-by-County Page for Girard.

Kern County ...

Girard would have been located within present day Kern County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kern County: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Girard ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Girard.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Girard.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Girard. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Girard. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Girard ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Girard.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bakersfield Muni.    [Map]   L45   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield(WJF/KWJF)   [Map]   WJF   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kern Valley Airport   [Map]   L05   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Girard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Girard. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   S   69 miles [111 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   SSE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   SSE   97 miles [156.1 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   SSE   111 miles [178.6 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   W   119 miles [191.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Inyokern Airport (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   IYK   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   S   67 miles [107.8 km]
Southern Calif. Logistics (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]   VCV   ESE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   S   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   SE   5 miles [8 km]
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bakersfield Muni.    [Map]   L45   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield(WJF/KWJF)   [Map]   WJF   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kern Valley Airport   [Map]   L05   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shafter Airport   [Map]   MIT   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Poso - Kern Co. Airport   [Map]   L73   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Palmdale Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   46 miles [74 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tehachapi Muni.   (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield   (WJF/KWJF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taft - Kern Co. Airport   (ICAO: KL17)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
        Website for Inyokern Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Girard.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Girard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Girard) 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 Girard. 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 Girard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Girard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1918, Longitude: -118.5195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Girard have been estimated.

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Girard), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Girard.



 
 
 

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