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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Redwood City [Map], which is the Seat of San Mateo County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Grabtown to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,436 miles [3,920.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,436 miles [11,967.1 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 8,203 miles [13,201.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,256 miles [10,068.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grabtown ...

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


Communities Outside of California

North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Grabtown, Bertie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,486 miles [4,000.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grabtown ...

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 Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Grabtown   [Map]
Emerald Lake Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Farm Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martins Beach   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodside Glens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodside Highlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Grabtown. 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.

Ansel Adams     (Ansel Easton Adams)
  Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ansel Adams<7>
 
Ernest 'Ernie' Adams     (Born as Ernest Stephen Dumarais)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday June 18, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday November 26, 1947 at an age of 62.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Adams
 
Gracie Allen     (Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen)
  Comedian, actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday July 26, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1964 at an age of 69. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gracie Allen
 
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson     (Edmund Lincoln Anderson)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday September 18, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday February 28, 1977 at an age of 71.

Oakland [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
 
Buzz Arlett     (Born as Russell Loris Arlett)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buzz Arlett
 
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 Jose [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Elisha Cook, Jr.     (Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday December 26, 1903 and died in Big Pine (California) on Thursday May 18, 1995 at an age of 91.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Cook, Jr.
 
Buster Crabbe     (Born as Clarence Linden Crabbe II)
  Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at an age of 75.

Oakland [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe
 
Robert Martin Culp
  Actor, screenwriter, director. He was born in Oakland (California) on Saturday August 16, 1930 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at an age of 79. He was buried at Sunset View Cemetery (Contra Costa County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Martin Culp
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Grabtown
 
Curley Fletcher     (Born as Carmen William Fletcher)
  Songwriter, poet. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday September 22, 1892 and died in Bishop (California) on Sunday September 5, 1954 at an age of 62. He was buried at West Line Cemetery (Inyo County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curley Fletcher
 
Farley Granger     (Farley Earle Granger, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 27, 2011 at an age of 85.

San Jose [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
 
Merv Griffin     (Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.)
  Actor, television Host, businessman. He was born in San Mateo (California) on Monday July 6, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 12, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Mateo [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Grabtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Merv Griffin

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

The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grabtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4222, Longitude: -122.3439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grabtown 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 Grabtown 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 340.102 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.017 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.118 degrees.

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<7>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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