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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, 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 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

Our profile page for Glen Valley   [Map]
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

Our profile page for Glen Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,913 miles [4,688 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Valley ...

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   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Glen Valley   [Map]
Box Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Casa Blanca   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Good Hope   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Good Meadow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Highgrove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview Hot Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
May   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Mead Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverside Junction   -   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 Valley. 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.

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Glen Valley
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Glen Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head<8>
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Glen Valley
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Glen Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard M. Nixon

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Valley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Glen Valley could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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