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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Goldstone once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Goldstone to:

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southwest. If you could drive a straight line from Goldstone to San Bernardino, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,457 miles [12,000.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,226 miles [13,238.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,212 miles [9,997.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Goldstone ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Goldstone.

While the name Goldstone is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

Montana

Hill County

Our profile page for Goldstone, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the North Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Goldstone   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goldstone ...

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.

Apollo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Goldstone   [Map]
Copper City   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Echo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Gale   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Grandview   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Harvard   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mace (Historic)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Mars   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Goldstone. 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.

Jeanne Crain
  Actress. She was born in Barstow (California) on Monday May 25, 1925 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Sunday December 14, 2003 at an age of 78. She was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Barstow [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Goldstone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jeanne Crain<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Goldstone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Goldstone. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goldstone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goldstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2972, Longitude: -116.9139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goldstone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Goldstone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.317 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.109 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.872 degrees.

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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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