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Introduction ...

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

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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>
 
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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Granada Hills
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Lionel Barrymore     (Born as Lionel Herbert Blythe)
  Oscar winning actor, director, artist. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 28, 1878 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Monday November 15, 1954 at an age of 76.

Van Nuys [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lionel Barrymore
 
Madge Blake     (Born as Madge Cummings)
  Actress. She was born in Kinsley (Kansas) on Wednesday May 31, 1899 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday February 19, 1969 at an age of 69. She was buried at Grand View Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake
 
Lynn Borden     (Born as Lynn Freyes)
  Actress. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday March 24, 1937 and died in Encino (California) on Tueday March 3, 2015 at an age of 78.

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Borden
 
Clara Bow     (Clara Gordon Bow)
  Actress. She was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 29, 1905 and died in Culver City (California) on Monday September 27, 1965 at an age of 60. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Culver City [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Bow
 
John Bowers     (Born as John Bowersox)
  Actor. He was born in Garrett (Indiana) on Sunday December 27, 1885 and died in Malibu (California) on Tueday November 17, 1936 at an age of 50.

Malibu [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bowers
 
Marlon Brando
  Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Westwood [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando
 
Edward Brophy     (Edward Santree Brophy)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday February 27, 1895 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Sunday March 27, 1960 at an age of 65.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Granada Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Brophy

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The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches 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 (or directions), 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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