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Grantville, California

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Introduction ...

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

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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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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


Litchfield County

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


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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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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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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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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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grantville.