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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Grantville to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 27 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,263 miles [3,641.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,619 miles [12,261.6 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 8,388 miles [13,499.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grantville ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Grantville.

While the name Grantville is unique within California, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Grantville, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the East

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Grantville, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,464 miles [3,965.4 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Coweta County

Our profile page for Grantville, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Grantville, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the East

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Kansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Grantville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Grantville, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,560 miles [4,119.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Grantville, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,385 miles [3,838.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Grantville   [Map]
Distance: About 3,050 miles [4,908.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Grantville, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Grantville, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,707 miles [2,747.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Grantville ...

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.

Allied Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Grantville   [Map]
Emerald Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Five Points   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Golden Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lemon Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Helix   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Normal Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Overlook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
South Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
University Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Grantville. 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.

Rudy Bukich     (Born as Rudulph Andrew Bukich)
  Professional football. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday September 15, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 85. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rudy Bukich<9>
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Robert Duvall     (Robert Selden Duvall)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Monday January 5, 1931

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes
 
Don Marshall     (Donald James Marshall)
  Actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Wednesday May 2, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 30, 2016 at an age of 82. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Marshall
 
Barbara Payton     (Born as Barbara Redfield)
  Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton
 
Gregory Peck     (Eldred Gregory Peck)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in La Jolla (California) on Wednesday April 5, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday June 12, 2003 at an age of 87.

La Jolla [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregory Peck
 
David Stanley Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (California) on Friday January 21, 1955 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 at an age of 53.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Stanley Smith
 
Albert Goodwill Spalding
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Byron (Illinois) on Monday September 2, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 9, 1915 at an age of 65.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Goodwill Spalding
 
Rose Hartwick Thorpe
  Poet. She was born in Mishawaka (Indiana) on Thursday July 18, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday July 19, 1939 at an age of 89.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Hartwick Thorpe
 
Ted Williams     (Theodore Samuel Williams)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Diego (California) on Friday August 30, 1918 and died in Inverness (Florida) on Friday July 5, 2002 at an age of 83.

San Diego [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Williams
 
Gloria Winters
  Actress. She was born in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 28, 1931 and died in Vista (California) on Saturday August 14, 2010 at an age of 78. She was buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Vista [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Grantville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gloria Winters

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grantville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7876, Longitude: -117.0973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grantville 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 Grantville 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 335.102 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.669 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.951 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 Grantville, 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 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 Grantville 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grantville.



 
 
 

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