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Golden Hill, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Golden 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 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


White County

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


Dorchester County

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


Olmsted County

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


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

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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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 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 Golden Hill.