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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bakersfield [Map], which is the Seat of Kern County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Gosford to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,506 miles [12,079.7 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 8,275 miles [13,317.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gosford ...

While the name Gosford is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Armstrong County

Our profile page for Gosford, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Gosford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gosford) 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 Gosford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gosford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gosford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3108, Longitude: -119.0922     [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 Gosford 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.118 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 326.143 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gosford.