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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Riverside [Map], which is the Seat of Riverside County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Avon to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,552 miles [12,153.8 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 8,320 miles [13,389.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glen Avon ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Glen Avon.

While the name Glen Avon is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


McLean County

Our profile page for Glen Avon, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the East Northeast


Clackamas County

Our profile page for Glen Avon, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Avon ...

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.

Belltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Glen Avon   [Map]
Casa Blanca   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Champagne   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Creekside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Grand Terrace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Highgrove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Home Gardens   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Kaiser   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
May   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverside Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Glen Avon. 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.

Andy Devine     (Andrew Vabre Devine)
  Actor. He was born in Flagstaff (Arizona) on Saturday October 7, 1905 and died in Orange (California) on Friday February 18, 1977 at an age of 71.

Orange [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Glen Avon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Devine<7>
Gene Hackman     (Eugene Allen Hackman)
  Oscar winning actor, novelist. He was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday January 30, 1930

San Bernardino [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Glen Avon
Edith Head     (Born as Edith Claire Posener)
  Oscar winning designer. She was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday October 28, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 24, 1981 at an age of 84.

San Bernardino [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Glen Avon

Los Angeles [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the west of Glen Avon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
Dick Hoerner     (Born as Lester Junior Hoerner)
  Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1922 and died in Fullerton (California) on Saturday December 11, 2010 at an age of 88. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Fullerton [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Glen Avon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner
Noble Johnson     (Noble Mark Johnson)
  Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at an age of 96.

Yucaipa [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Glen Avon
Richard M. Nixon     (Richard Milhous Nixon)
  37th President of the US (1969 - 1974, resigned from office). He was born in Yorba Linda (California) on Thursday January 9, 1913 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 22, 1994 at an age of 81.

Yorba Linda [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Glen Avon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard M. Nixon
Woody Strode     (Born as Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode)
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday July 25, 1914 and died in Glendora (California) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 80. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the west of Glen Avon

Glendora [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Glen Avon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woody Strode

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Glen Avon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Avon) 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 Glen Avon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen Avon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Avon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0117, Longitude: -117.4848     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Avon 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 Glen Avon 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 335.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.193 degrees.

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<7>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:

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