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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Woodland [Map], which is the Seat of Yolo County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Greendale to Woodland, 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,378 miles [3,827 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 93 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,360 miles [11,844.8 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 8,127 miles [13,079.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greendale ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Greendale.

While the name Greendale is unique within California, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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 British ColumbiaMassachusettsPennsylvaniaWashington
 IllinoisMissouriQuebecWest Virginia
 IndianaNew BrunswickTexasWisconsin
 KentuckyNew YorkUtah 
 LouisianaOhioVirginia 

British Columbia

Our profile page for Greendale   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North

Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Greendale, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Greendale, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,932 miles [3,109.3 km] to the East Northeast

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Greendale, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Greendale, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km] to the East

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Greendale, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Greendale, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,597 miles [4,179.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Greendale, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the East

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Greendale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,837 miles [4,565.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Columbia County

Our profile page for Greendale, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,495 miles [4,015.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hocking County

Our profile page for Greendale, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Greendale, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,230 miles [3,588.8 km] to the East Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Greendale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,334 miles [3,756.2 km] to the East Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Greendale, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Greendale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,463 miles [3,963.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Greendale, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Daggett County

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

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Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Greendale, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,376 miles [3,823.8 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Greendale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Greendale, Pierce County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pierce County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Greendale, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Greendale, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Greendale ...

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.

Arcade   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Greendale   [Map]
Central   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Franklin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Freeport   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hood Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Paintersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Randall   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Greendale. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Greendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<8>
 
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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Greendale

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Greendale

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yolo County: www.yolocounty.org/

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' distance that starts in Greendale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greendale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3735, Longitude: -121.5861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greendale 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 Greendale 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 339.565 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.417 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.652 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 Greendale 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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<8>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 Greendale.



 
 
 

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