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Green Valley Acres, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Green Valley Acres 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 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


Jefferson County

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

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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 Green Valley Acres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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