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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Greenacres 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 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

Florida

Palm Beach County

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

Georgia

Paulding County

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

Kentucky

Lyon County

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

Mississippi

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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Tennessee

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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Washington

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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenacres ...

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.

Bannister   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Greenacres   [Map]
Fruitvale   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hights Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oil Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oildale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Panama   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quailwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Strand (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Greenacres. 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.

Herbert Lester 'Cousin Herb' Henson
  Musician. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Sunday May 17, 1925 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Tueday November 26, 1963 at an age of 38. He was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (Kern County, California) [Map].

Bakersfield [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Greenacres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Lester 'Cousin Herb' Henson<7>
 
Guy Madison     (Born as Robert Ozell Madison)
  Actor. He was born in Pumpkin Center (California) on Thursday January 19, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Tueday February 6, 1996 at an age of 74.

Pumpkin Center [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Greenacres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Madison
 
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett
  Opera, Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Bakersfield (California) on Monday November 16, 1896 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 15, 1960 at an age of 63. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Bakersfield [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Greenacres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Mervil Tibbett

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The Communities of California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.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 starting from Greenacres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 337.142 degrees.

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

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.154 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenacres.



 
 
 

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