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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Bakersfield [Map], which is the Seat of Kern County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Greenfield 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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,507 miles [12,081.3 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 8,276 miles [13,318.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenfield ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Greenfield.

Within California, there is just one other community named Greenfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 59 communities in the United States and Canada - with 56 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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 KansasMontanaNova ScotiaUtah
 LouisianaNevadaOhioVirginia
 MaineNew BrunswickOklahomaWisconsin

Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East

Arkansas

Monroe County

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

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the East

Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the East

Duval County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the East

Pasco County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,181 miles [3,510 km] to the East

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Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Elk County

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

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Greenfield, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the East

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,704 miles [4,351.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km] to the East Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,510 miles [4,039.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East

Rankin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the East

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Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the East Northeast

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Lyon County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,738 miles [4,406.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,545 miles [4,095.8 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Chaves County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East

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New York

Kings County

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

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,444 miles [3,933.2 km] to the East Northeast

Ulster County

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

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,187 miles [3,519.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the East Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Ross County
This community is historic.
Although located in Ross County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,336 miles [3,759.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the East Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,214 miles [3,563.1 km] to the East Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,315 miles [3,725.6 km] to the East Northeast

Erie County

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

Lancaster County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Greenfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,973 miles [4,784.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,159 miles [3,474.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Weakley County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

Weber County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the East Northeast

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Greenfield, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenfield ...

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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Greenfield   [Map]
Edison   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fruitvale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenacres   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gulf   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harpertown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mitchells Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Oil Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Oildale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Panama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Patch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Quailwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Weedpatch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Greenfield. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Greenfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Lester 'Cousin Herb' Henson<9>
 
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 Less than 2 miles to the west of Greenfield

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Greenfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Mervil Tibbett

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Greenfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2689, Longitude: -119.0029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 337.038 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.09 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Greenfield 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Greenfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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