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Glorietta, California
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fresno [Map], which is the Seat of Fresno County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Glorietta to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,309 miles [3,716 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,422 miles [11,944.6 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 8,190 miles [13,180.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,212 miles [9,997.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glorietta ...

Within California, there is just one other community named Glorietta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glorietta ...

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.

Butler (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Glorietta   [Map]
Cecile   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Fig Garden   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fort Camp (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Goldleaf   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Highway City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Lone Star   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Melvin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Muscatel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Riverview (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Glorietta. 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.

Jon Hall     (Born as Charles Felix Locher)
  Actor. He was born in Fresno (California) on Tueday February 23, 1915 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Thursday December 13, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Fresno [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jon Hall<7>
Thomas Hill
  Artist. He was born in Birmingham (England) [Map] on Friday September 11, 1829 and died in Raymond (California) on Tueday June 30, 1908 at an age of 78. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Raymond [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Hill
Richard Dawson Kiel
  Actor. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Sunday August 13, 1939 and died in Fresno (California) on Sunday August 10, 2014 at an age of 75. He was buried at Belmont Memorial Park (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Fresno [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dawson Kiel
Dennis Morgan
  Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at an age of 85. He was buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California) [Map].

Fresno [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan
William Saroyan
  Author, playwright. He was born in Fresno (California) on Thursday August 13, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Monday May 18, 1981 at an age of 72. He was buried at Ararat Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Fresno [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Glorietta

Fresno [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Saroyan
Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday June 27, 1923 and died in Clovis (California) on Thursday January 20, 2011 at an age of 87. He was buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Clovis [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Glorietta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glorietta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8377, Longitude: -119.7096     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glorietta 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 Glorietta 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 337.823 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.236 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.517 degrees.

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<7>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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