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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Graham to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Graham to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies just to the North.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 366 miles [589 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Graham to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,294 miles [3,691.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 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 7,573 miles [12,187.6 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 8,341 miles [13,423.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,330 miles [10,187.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Graham ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Graham.

Within California, there are 2 communities which are also named Graham. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Other Communities Located In California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Graham, Sacramento County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northwest

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Graham, Siskiyou County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Randolph County

Our profile page for Graham, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the East

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Graham, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East

Mohave County

Our profile page for Graham, Mohave County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mohave County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Graham, Independence County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Independence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Graham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the North

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Florida

Bradford County

Our profile page for Graham, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the East

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Georgia

Appling County

Our profile page for Graham, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the East

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Idaho

Boise County

Our profile page for Graham, Boise County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Graham, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East Northeast

Fountain County

Our profile page for Graham, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

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

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Graham, Johnson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Graham County

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

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Kentucky

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Graham, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Graham, Rapides Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the East

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Graham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saginaw County

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

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Graham, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Graham, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the East

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Missouri

Nodaway County

Our profile page for Graham, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the East Northeast

Saint Louis County

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

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Graham, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,454 miles [3,949.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Graham, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,187 miles [3,519.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Graham, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Graham, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Graham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Graham, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Graham, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Graham, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Graham, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the East Southeast

Garza County

Our profile page for Graham, Garza County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East

Jasper County

Our profile page for Graham, Jasper County
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Young County

Our profile page for Graham, Young County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East

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Virginia

Tazewell County

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

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Graham, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Mason County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Graham ...

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.

Bell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Graham   [Map]
Firestone Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Florence   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hobart   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Imperial Courts   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Maywood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Wingfoot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Workman   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Graham. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tarzana [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<9>
 
Philip Ahn     (Born as Pil Lip Ahn)
  Actor. He was born in Highland Park (California) on Monday May 29, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday February 28, 1978 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Highland Park [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Graham

Los Angeles [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ahn
 
Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
  Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Albert
 
Margo Albert     (Born as Maria Marguerita Gudalupe Teresa Estela Bolado)
  Actress. She was born in Mexico City (Mexico) [Map] on Thursday May 10, 1917 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Wednesday July 17, 1985 at an age of 68. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margo Albert
 
Horace Albright     (Horace Marden Albright)
  Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Van Nuys [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Shana Alexander
  Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at an age of 79. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hermosa Beach [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Graham

Hollywood [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
Lois Andrews     (Born as Lorraine Gourley)
  Actress. She was born in Huntington Park (California) on Monday March 24, 1924 and died in Encino (California) on Friday April 5, 1968 at an age of 44. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntington Park [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Graham

Encino [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
Matthew Michael Ansara
  Actor, bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 29, 1965 and died in Monrovia (California) on Monday June 25, 2001 at an age of 35. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Graham

Monrovia [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matthew Michael Ansara
 
Michael George Ansara
  Actor. He was born in Syria on Saturday April 15, 1922 and died in Calabasas (California) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Calabasas [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael George Ansara
 
Dimitra Arliss
  Actress. She was born in Lorain (Ohio) on Sunday October 23, 1932 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday January 26, 2012 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Westwood [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dimitra Arliss
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9602, Longitude: -118.2373     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Graham 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 Graham 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 336.221 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.114 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.626 degrees.

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<7>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 Graham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Graham 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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<9>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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