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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Golden Hill 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 Golden 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 Golden Hill to:

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies just to the West.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Golden Hill to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 27 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,625 miles [12,271.2 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 8,393 miles [13,507.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Golden Hill ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Golden Hill.

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


Communities Outside of California

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Golden Hill, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the East Northeast

Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Golden Hill, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,311 miles [3,719.2 km] to the East Northeast

Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Golden Hill, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Golden Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 2,410 miles [3,878.5 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Wyoming County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Golden Hill ...

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.

Emerald Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Golden Hill   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mountain View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
National City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Normal Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shelltown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
South Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Tent City (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
University Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Golden Hill. 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.

Bertrand Blanchard Acosta
  Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Diego (California) on Tueday January 15, 1895 and died in Denver (Colorado) on Wednesday September 1, 1954 at an age of 59. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bertrand Blanchard Acosta<8>
 
Lamont Bentley     (Artimus Lamont Bentley)
  Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday October 25, 1973 and died in San Diego (California) on Tueday January 18, 2005 at an age of 31. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamont Bentley
 
Mayim Bialik     (Mayim Chaya Bialik)
  Actress, author, neuroscientist. She was born in San Diego (California) on Friday December 12, 1975

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill
 
Mary Brian
  Actress. She was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Saturday February 17, 1906 and died in Del Mar (California) on Monday December 30, 2002 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Del Mar [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Brian
 
Rudy Bukich     (Born as Rudulph Andrew Bukich)
  Professional football. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday September 15, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 85. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rudy Bukich
 
Raymond Chandler
  Author, screenwriter. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday July 23, 1888 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday March 26, 1959 at an age of 70. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Chandler
 
Bob Clampett
  Animator. He was born in San Diego (California) on Thursday May 8, 1913 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday May 2, 1984 at an age of 71. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clampett
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Robert Duvall     (Robert Selden Duvall)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Monday January 5, 1931

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes
 
Don Marshall     (Donald James Marshall)
  Actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Wednesday May 2, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 30, 2016 at an age of 82. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Marshall
 
Eddie Mathews
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

La Jolla [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Mathews
 
Barbara Payton     (Born as Barbara Redfield)
  Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.

San Diego [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Golden Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Golden Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golden Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7162, Longitude: -117.1361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Golden 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 Golden 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 335.123 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.971 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Golden Hill 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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