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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Greensport to San Bernardino, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,231 miles [3,590.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,539 miles [12,132.8 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 8,308 miles [13,370.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greensport ...

While the name Greensport is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Saint Clair County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greensport ...

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.

Amber Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Greensport   [Map]
Crown Jewel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenspot (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Harlem Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marigold   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Moonlight Rim   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nevada   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Smiley Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunkist   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
University Village   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Greensport. 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.

Gene Hackman     (Eugene Allen Hackman)
  Oscar winning actor, novelist. He was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday January 30, 1930

San Bernardino [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Greensport
Edith Head     (Born as Edith Claire Posener)
  Oscar winning designer. She was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday October 28, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 24, 1981 at an age of 84.

San Bernardino [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Greensport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head<8>
Noble Johnson     (Noble Mark Johnson)
  Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at an age of 96.

Yucaipa [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Greensport

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0675, Longitude: -117.1042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greensport 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 Greensport 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 335.30 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.975 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 Greensport 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:

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