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Greystone, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Greystone 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 Greystone 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 Greystone once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Greystone to:

  • San Jose [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Clara County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Greystone to Sacramento, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,414 miles [3,885 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,440 miles [11,973.5 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 8,207 miles [13,207.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Greystone ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Greystone.

While the name Greystone is unique within California, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California

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Moffat County

Our profile page for Greystone, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast


Litchfield County

Our profile page for Greystone, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,586 miles [4,161.8 km] to the East Northeast


Hall County

Our profile page for Greystone, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the East


Wilson County

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

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Greystone, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,550 miles [4,103.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Greystone, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,460 miles [3,959 km] to the East

Vance County

Our profile page for Greystone, Vance County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,384 miles [3,836.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Butler County

Our profile page for Greystone, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Greystone, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,661 miles [4,282.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Greystone, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the East

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Henry County

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

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Greystone, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,255 miles [3,629.1 km] to the East Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greystone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2213, Longitude: -121.8469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greystone 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 Greystone 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 339.66 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.474 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.812 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greystone.