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(Sonoma County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Santa Rosa [Map], which is the Seat of Sonoma County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Grant to Santa Rosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,440 miles [3,926.8 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 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 8,135 miles [13,092 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,202 miles [9,981.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grant ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Grant.

Within California, there is just one other community named Grant. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 52 communities in the United States and Canada - with 51 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Grant, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the East

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Grant, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Grant, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East

Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Grant, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,527 miles [4,066.8 km] to the East

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Idaho

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Grant, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Kankakee County

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

Williamson County

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

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Indiana

Fulton County

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

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Grant, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Geary County

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

Labette County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Grant, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the East

Pawnee County

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

Riley County

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

Wilson County

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

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Kentucky

Boone County

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

Carter County

Our profile page for Grant, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km] to the East Northeast

Kenton County

Our profile page for Grant, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Grant, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the East

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Grant, Grant Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East

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Michigan

Cheboygan County

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

Delta County

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

Kent County

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

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Grant, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Grant, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,623 miles [2,612 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Grant, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Cass County

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

Holt County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Grant, 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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Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Grant, Beaverhead County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nebraska

Perkins County

Our profile page for Grant, Perkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Grant   [Map]
Distance: About 2,895 miles [4,659.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Valencia County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Grant, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,479 miles [3,989.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hardin County

Our profile page for Grant, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Grant, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Grant   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Sherman County

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Grant, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,338 miles [3,762.6 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana County

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

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Grant, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the East

Smith County

Our profile page for Grant, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,010 miles [3,234.8 km] to the East

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Texas

Bowie County

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

Marion County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Grant, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Grayson County

Our profile page for Grant, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East

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Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Grant, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the North

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West Virginia

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

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Grant ...

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.

Forestville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Grant   [Map]
Geyserville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hacienda   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hollydale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jimtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Kellogg   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Larkfield   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Noel Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [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 Grant. 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.

Luther A. Burbank
  Botanist, horticulturist. He was born on Wednesday March 7, 1849 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Sunday April 11, 1926 at an age of 77.

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther A. Burbank<9>
 
Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Healdsburg [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr
 
Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday January 19, 1888 and died in Calistoga (California) on Sunday December 13, 1970 at an age of 82.

Calistoga [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil
 
Bob St. Clair
  Professional football. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday February 21, 1931 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Monday April 20, 2015 at an age of 84. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob St. Clair
 
Charles Schulz     (Charles Monroe Schulz)
  Cartoonist. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday November 26, 1922 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Saturday February 12, 2000 at an age of 77.

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Schulz

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5902, Longitude: -122.8478     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grant 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 Grant 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 340.65 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.731 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.432 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Grant 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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<8>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 Grant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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