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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 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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Graham once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Graham to:

  • Sacramento [Map], which is the Seat of Sacramento County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Graham to Sacramento, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,352 miles [11,831.9 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 8,119 miles [13,066.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

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

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Graham, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the South Southeast

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Graham, Siskiyou County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 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 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the East

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Graham, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the East Southeast

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 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North

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Florida

Bradford County

Our profile page for Graham, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the East

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Georgia

Appling County

Our profile page for Graham, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,225 miles [3,580.8 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 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Graham, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East

Fountain County

Our profile page for Graham, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,819 miles [2,927.4 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 1,588 miles [2,555.6 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 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Graham, Rapides Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the East

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Graham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,380 miles [2,220.9 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 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Graham, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km] to the East

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Missouri

Nodaway County

Our profile page for Graham, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 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 2,499 miles [4,021.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Graham, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Graham, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,137 miles [3,439.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Graham, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Graham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Graham, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Graham, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Graham, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Graham, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the East Southeast

Garza County

Our profile page for Graham, Garza County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the East Southeast

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 1,325 miles [2,132.4 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 596 miles [959.2 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.

Bruceville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Graham   [Map]
Elk Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Franklin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeport   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hicksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Hood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hood Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mayhew   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Polk   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pollock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vineyard   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [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.

Wally Albright     (Born as Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in Burbank (California) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Sacramento (California) on Saturday August 7, 1999 at an age of 73. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<9>
 
Gino Cimoli
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday December 12, 1929 and died in Roseville (California) on Saturday February 12, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

Roseville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Graham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli
 
Ray Collins     (Ray Bidwell Collins)
  Actor. He was born in Sacramento (California) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday July 11, 1965 at an age of 75. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Collins
 
Charles Bruce Edwards
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Sunday July 15, 1923 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday April 25, 1975 at an age of 51. He was buried at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Bruce Edwards
 
Brie Larson     (Born as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers)
  Oscar winning actress, filmmaker, musician. She was born in Sacramento (California) on Sunday October 1, 1989

Sacramento [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Graham
 
Ella Sterling Mighels     (Born as Ella Sterling Clark)
  Novelist. She was born in Folsom Junction (California) on Thursday May 5, 1853 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday December 10, 1934 at an age of 81. She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ella Sterling Mighels
 
Anson Weeks
  Actor, orchestra leader. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday February 14, 1896 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday February 7, 1969 at an age of 73. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anson Weeks

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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 Graham, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Graham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 38.4471, Longitude: -121.3788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Graham 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.398 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.221 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.524 degrees.

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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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