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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could drive a straight line from Goffs to San Bernardino, 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 120 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,436 miles [11,967.1 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 8,204 miles [13,203.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,172 miles [9,932.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goffs ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Goffs.

While the name Goffs is unique within California, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California


Grayson County

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

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Goffs, Hillsborough County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hillsborough County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Goffs
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Bedford County

Our profile page for Goffs, Bedford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bedford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Goffs, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Goffs ...

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.

Bullhead City (AZ)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast of Goffs   [Map]
Chase   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hardyville (AZ) (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hart   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Homer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Ibis   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Java   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Mesquite Creek (AZ)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Valley (AZ)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goffs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goffs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goffs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9197, Longitude: -115.0632     [Map].

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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 Goffs 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 333.76 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.198 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.816 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 Goffs 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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