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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Greenville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Greenville 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 Greenville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Greenville to:

  • Oakland [Map], which is the Seat of Alameda County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Greenville to Oakland, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,396 miles [3,856 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 137 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,405 miles [11,917.2 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 8,172 miles [13,151.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,220 miles [10,010.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Greenville.

Within California, there are 2 communities which are also named Greenville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 64 communities in the United States and Canada - with 64 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Greenville, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In California

Plumas County

Our profile page for Greenville, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northeast

Yuba County

Our profile page for Greenville, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Greenville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the East

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Greenville, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the East

British Columbia

Our profile page for Greenville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the North Northwest

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Greenville, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,616 miles [4,210 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Greenville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the East Northeast

New Castle County

Our profile page for Greenville, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,459 miles [3,957.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Madison County

Our profile page for Greenville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the East

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Greenville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km] to the East

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Greenville, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the East

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Illinois

Bond County

Our profile page for Greenville, Bond County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the East Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Greenville, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Greenville, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,930 miles [3,106 km] to the East Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Greenville, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the East Northeast

Wells County

Our profile page for Greenville, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Jewell County

Our profile page for Greenville, Jewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clark County
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Greenville, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the East

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the East

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Greenville, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,652 miles [4,268 km] to the East Northeast

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Greenville, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,694 miles [4,335.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Carroll County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Greenville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,615 miles [4,208.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Greenville, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km] to the East

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Greenville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Greenville, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

White Pine County

Our profile page for Greenville, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,613 miles [4,205.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,524 miles [4,062 km] to the East Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Greenville, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,528 miles [4,068.4 km] to the East Northeast

Salem County

Our profile page for Greenville, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,483 miles [3,996 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Greenville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,506 miles [4,033 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Greenville, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,488 miles [4,004 km] to the East Northeast

Steuben County

Our profile page for Greenville, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the East Northeast

Ulster County

Our profile page for Greenville, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,493 miles [4,012.1 km] to the East Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Greenville, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,534 miles [4,078.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Greenville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km] to the East

Pitt County

Our profile page for Greenville, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,436 miles [3,920.4 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Greenville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,885 miles [4,643 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Greenville, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the East Northeast

Knox County

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

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Oklahoma

Love County

Our profile page for Greenville, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the East

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Greenville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Greenville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km] to the East Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,288 miles [3,682.2 km] to the East Northeast

Lackawanna County

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

Mercer County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Greenville, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,638 miles [4,245.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Greenville, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Greenville, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the East

Greene County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the East

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Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Greenville, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East

Cache County

Our profile page for Greenville, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Greenville, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the East Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Greenville, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Greenville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the East Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Greenville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Greenville, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <4>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,140 miles [14,709.4 km] to the West Southwest

Liberia   [Map]

Distance: About 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenville ...

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.

Blackhawk   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Greenville   [Map]
Discovery Bay   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Dublin   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Elliot (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Laddville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Livermore   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marsh Creek Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain House   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tesla (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Greenville. 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.

Lloyd Francis Bacon
  Actor, director. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday December 4, 1889 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday November 15, 1955 at an age of 65. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Francis Bacon<9>
 
Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke
  Professional baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday November 16, 1952 and died in San Leandro (California) on Tueday May 30, 1995 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Greenville

San Leandro [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke
 
Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Manteca (California) on Friday August 3, 1917 and died in Manteca (California) on Tueday March 17, 1998 at an age of 80. He was buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California) [Map].

Manteca [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Greenville

Manteca [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Greenville
 
Farley Granger     (Farley Earle Granger, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 27, 2011 at an age of 85.

San Jose [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
 
Tom Hanks     (Thomas Jeffrey Hanks)
  Oscar winning actor, filmmaker. He was born in Concord (California) on Monday July 9, 1956

Concord [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Greenville
 
Harry 'Cookie' Lavagetto     (Harry Arthur Lavagetto)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday December 1, 1912 and died in Orinda (California) on Friday August 10, 1990 at an age of 77. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Napa County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Greenville

Orinda [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry 'Cookie' Lavagetto
 
Harry Arthur 'Cookie' Lavagetto
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday December 1, 1912 and died in Orinda (California) on Friday August 10, 1990 at an age of 77. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Napa County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Greenville

Orinda [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Arthur 'Cookie' Lavagetto
 
Amos Alonzo Stagg
  Football and basketball figure. He was born in West Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday August 16, 1862 and died in Stockton (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1965 at an age of 102. He was buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California) [Map].

Stockton [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Greenville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos Alonzo Stagg

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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 Greenville, 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 from Greenville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7199, Longitude: -121.6991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenville 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 Greenville 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 339.59 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.414 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.723 degrees.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Greenville 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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<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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