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Gorman, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gorman to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,307 miles [3,712.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,534 miles [12,124.8 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 8,302 miles [13,360.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gorman ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Gorman.

While the name Gorman is unique within California, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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Grundy County

Our profile page for Gorman, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the East Northeast


Washington Parish

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


Garrett County

Our profile page for Gorman, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,181 miles [3,510 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Gorman, Durham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East Northeast

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

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Potter County

Our profile page for Gorman, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the Northeast

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Humphreys County

Our profile page for Gorman, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Eastland County

Our profile page for Gorman, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Grant County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gorman ...

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.

Five Points   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast of Gorman   [Map]
Grapevine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holland Summit (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lakeview   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martins   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meridian   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Mountain Club   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Three Points   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7964, Longitude: -118.8529     [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 Gorman 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 336.85 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.933 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.997 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 Gorman 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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