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Greenacres, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bakersfield [Map], which is the Seat of Kern County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Greenacres to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,502 miles [12,073.3 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 8,271 miles [13,310.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,277 miles [10,101.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenacres ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Greenacres.

While the name Greenacres is unique within California, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the East


Paulding County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the East


Lyon County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the East Northeast


Lowndes County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the East

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Washington County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Spokane County

Our profile page for Greenacres, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenacres. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenacres

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenacres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3764, Longitude: -119.1105     [Map].

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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 Greenacres 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.324 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 326.154 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenacres.