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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Green Valley Acres.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Green Valley Acres 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 Green Valley Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Placerville [Map], which is the Seat of El Dorado County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Green Valley Acres to Placerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,345 miles [3,773.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 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 7,329 miles [11,794.9 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 8,096 miles [13,029.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,144 miles [9,887.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Green Valley Acres ...

While the name Green Valley Acres is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Green Valley Acres, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Green Valley Acres ...

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.

Crown Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Green Valley Acres   [Map]
El Dorado Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Equestrian Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Green Springs Ranch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Springs Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Marina Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Mormon Island (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Tree Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Stonegate Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Summit Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Winterhaven Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Green Valley Acres. 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.

Wally Albright     (Born as Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in Burbank (California) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Sacramento (California) on Saturday August 7, 1999 at an age of 73. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Green Valley Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<7>
 
Gino Cimoli
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday December 12, 1929 and died in Roseville (California) on Saturday February 12, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

Roseville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Green Valley Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli
 
Charles Bruce Edwards
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Sunday July 15, 1923 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday April 25, 1975 at an age of 51. He was buried at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Green Valley Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Bruce Edwards
 
Brie Larson     (Born as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers)
  Oscar winning actress, filmmaker, musician. She was born in Sacramento (California) on Sunday October 1, 1989

Sacramento [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Green Valley Acres

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for El Dorado County: www.co.el-dorado.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Green Valley Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Valley Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Valley Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7124, Longitude: -121.0719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Valley Acres 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 Green Valley Acres 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 339.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.959 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.334 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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