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Glendale Junction, California

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Introduction ...

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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


Hardin County

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

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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.


Douglas County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Glendale Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 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 Glendale Junction.