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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Grass Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Grass Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Yreka [Map], which is the Seat of Siskiyou County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grass Lake to Yreka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 214 miles [344.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,359 miles [3,796.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,160 miles [11,522.9 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 7,925 miles [12,754.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,005 miles [9,664.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grass Lake ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Grass Lake.

While the name Grass Lake is unique within California, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Grass Lake, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the East Northeast

Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Grass Lake, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the East Northeast

Mason County

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

Minnesota

Kanabec County

Our profile page for Grass Lake, Kanabec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,468 miles [2,362.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Grass Lake, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Grass Lake ...

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.

Andesite   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Grass Lake   [Map]
Big Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cougar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Graham (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hotlum   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jerome   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leaf   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Shasta   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grass Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Siskiyou County: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grass Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6349, Longitude: -122.1914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 340.374 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.546 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.976 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Grass Lake 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grass Lake.



 
 
 

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