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Greenspot, California
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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 & 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 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.

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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 'straight-line' distance starting 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenspot.