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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Granada Hills to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 340 miles [547.2 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 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,302 miles [3,704.7 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 7,560 miles [12,166.6 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 8,329 miles [13,404.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Granada Hills ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Granada Hills, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Granada Hills ...

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.

Bouquet Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Granada Hills   [Map]
Glenview   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kagel Canyon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pardee   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Shadow Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Studio City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Wahoo (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Granada Hills. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<7>
 
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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Los Angeles [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Granada Hills

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Granada Hills

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Granada Hills

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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Hollywood [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bridgewater (South Dakota) on Thursday February 22, 1934 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Thursday November 4, 2010 at an age of 76.

Thousand Oaks [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Lee 'Sparky' 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Encino [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Granada Hills

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Granada Hills

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 south of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Gene Autry     (Orvon Grover Autry)
  Actor, singer, Major League Baseball. He was born in Burns City (Texas) on Sunday September 29, 1907 and died in Studio City (California) on Friday October 2, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Studio City [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Autry

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Granada Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Granada Hills) 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 Granada Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Granada Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granada Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2647, Longitude: -118.5231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Granada Hills 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 Granada Hills 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 336.502 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.797 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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