A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Greenhorn, California

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other CA

The location of Greenhorn

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Greenhorn
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for California

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Quincy [Map], which is the Seat of Plumas County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Greenhorn to Quincy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,309 miles [3,716 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 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 8,013 miles [12,895.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,065 miles [9,760.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenhorn ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Greenhorn.

While the name Greenhorn is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Pueblo County

Our profile page for Greenhorn, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the East


Baker County

Our profile page for Greenhorn, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North Northeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Plumas County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Plumas County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Greenhorn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenhorn) 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 Greenhorn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenhorn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenhorn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9043, Longitude: -120.7508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenhorn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Greenhorn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 339.019 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.844 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 327.118 degrees.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenhorn.