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Greenspot, California
(San Bernardino County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Greenspot to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Greenspot to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Greenspot once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Greenspot to:

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Greenspot to San Bernardino, with an average speed<3> 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 394 miles [634.1 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,538 miles [12,131.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,307 miles [13,368.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • 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).<7>

Communities Also Named Greenspot ...

Within California, there is just one other community named Greenspot.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenspot ...

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   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Greenspot   [Map]
Crown Jewel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Greensport   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Harlem Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Highland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marigold   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Nevada   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Smiley Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Smiley Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunkist   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
University Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Greenspot. 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.

Dale Evans     (Born as Frances Octavia Smith)
  Actress, singer, author. She was born in Uvalde (Texas) on Thursday October 31, 1912 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday February 7, 2001 at an age of 88. She was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Greenspot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Evans<8>
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 Greenspot
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 Greenspot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Greenspot
Roy Rogers     (Born as Leonard Franklin Slye)
  Actor, singer. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Sunday November 5, 1911 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Monday July 6, 1998 at an age of 86. He was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Greenspot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Rogers
Skip Young     (Born as Ronald Plumstead)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday March 14, 1930 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1993 at an age of 63. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Greenspot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Skip Young

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Greenspot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Greenspot. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenspot) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenspot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0858, Longitude: -117.1109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenspot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Greenspot to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.309 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.013 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.979 degrees.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenspot.


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