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Gold Hill, California
(El Dorado County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Placerville [Map], which is the Seat of El Dorado County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Gold Hill to Sacramento, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,322 miles [11,783.6 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 8,089 miles [13,018 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gold Hill ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Gold Hill.

Within California, there is just one other community named Gold Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California

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Cleburne County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,990 miles [3,202.6 km] to the East

Lee County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,013 miles [3,239.6 km] to the East


Pope County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the East


Boulder County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the East

Summit County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the East

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Nye County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Nye County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Storey County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Storey County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Hoke County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the East

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,229 miles [3,587.2 km] to the East

Rowan County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tooele County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Buckingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the East

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Okanogan County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Okanogan County
This community is historic.
Although located in Okanogan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Grant County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7610, Longitude: -120.8847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Hill 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 Gold Hill 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 339.017 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.78 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.219 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Gold Hill.