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Glen Oaks, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glen Oaks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Oaks 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 Oaks to:

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Oaks to San Diego, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 475 miles [764.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,246 miles [3,614.6 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 7,609 miles [12,245.5 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 8,377 miles [13,481.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,347 miles [10,214.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glen Oaks ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Glen Oaks.

While the name Glen Oaks is unique within California, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the East

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the East Northeast


Yavapai County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East Northeast


Clarke County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the East

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East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,512 miles [2,433.3 km] to the East

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Howard County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Queens County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,419 miles [3,893 km] to the East Northeast

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Sumner County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the East Northeast

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San Augustine County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the East

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Davis County

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Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Fairfax County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8384, Longitude: -116.8039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Oaks 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 Oaks 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 334.868 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.387 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.786 degrees.

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<7>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 Glen Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glen Oaks.