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Glen Avon, California

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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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Glen Avon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glen Avon.