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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Glendale Junction.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Glendale Junction 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 Glendale Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Glendale Junction to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,565 miles [12,174.7 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 8,334 miles [13,412.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,323 miles [10,175.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glendale Junction ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Glendale Junction.

While the name Glendale Junction is unique within California, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Glendale Junction, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the East Northeast

New York

Queens County

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

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Glendale Junction, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glendale Junction ...

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.

Cypress Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Glendale Junction   [Map]
Echo Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lincoln Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Little Tokyo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mission Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
New Chinatown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Glendale Junction. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tarzana [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<8>
 
Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
  Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Glendale Junction
 
Horace Albright     (Horace Marden Albright)
  Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Van Nuys [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Glendale Junction

Hollywood [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Lionel Barrymore     (Born as Lionel Herbert Blythe)
  Oscar winning actor, director, artist. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 28, 1878 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Monday November 15, 1954 at an age of 76.

Van Nuys [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lionel Barrymore
 
Madge Blake     (Born as Madge Cummings)
  Actress. She was born in Kinsley (Kansas) on Wednesday May 31, 1899 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday February 19, 1969 at an age of 69. She was buried at Grand View Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake
 
Mari Blanchard
  Actress. She was born in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday April 13, 1927 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday May 10, 1970 at an age of 43.

Long Beach [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Glendale Junction

Woodland Hills [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mari Blanchard
 
Lynn Borden     (Born as Lynn Freyes)
  Actress. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday March 24, 1937 and died in Encino (California) on Tueday March 3, 2015 at an age of 78.

Encino [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Borden
 
Clara Bow     (Clara Gordon Bow)
  Actress. She was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 29, 1905 and died in Culver City (California) on Monday September 27, 1965 at an age of 60. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Culver City [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Bow
 
Marlon Brando
  Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Westwood [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando
 
Edward Brophy     (Edward Santree Brophy)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday February 27, 1895 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Sunday March 27, 1960 at an age of 65.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Glendale Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Brophy

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0753, Longitude: -118.2251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glendale Junction 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 Glendale Junction 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 336.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.13 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.621 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Glendale Junction 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glendale Junction.



 
 
 

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