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Glen Valley, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glen Valley 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 Glen Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Riverside [Map], which is the Seat of Riverside County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 399 miles [642.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Valley 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 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,248 miles [3,617.8 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 7,557 miles [12,161.8 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 8,326 miles [13,399.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,306 miles [10,148.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glen Valley ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Glen Valley.

While the name Glen Valley is unique within California, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

British Columbia

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Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the North Northwest


Sumner County

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

Prince Edward Island

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Distance: About 2,912 miles [4,686.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8620, Longitude: -117.3262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Valley 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 Valley 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 335.453 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.173 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.10 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glen Valley.