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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grossmont to San Diego, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 473 miles [761.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,617 miles [12,258.4 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 8,385 miles [13,494.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,356 miles [10,229 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grossmont ...

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.

Allied Gardens   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Grossmont   [Map]
Crest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Emerald Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eucalyptus Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Glenview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Grantville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Homelands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lemon Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Helix   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Normal Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Winter Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Grossmont. 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.

Rudy Bukich     (Born as Rudulph Andrew Bukich)
  Professional football. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday September 15, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 85. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rudy Bukich<7>
 
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 Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Robert Duvall     (Robert Selden Duvall)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Monday January 5, 1931

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes
 
Don Marshall     (Donald James Marshall)
  Actor. He was born in San Diego (California) on Wednesday May 2, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 30, 2016 at an age of 82. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Marshall
 
Barbara Payton     (Born as Barbara Redfield)
  Actress. She was born in Cloquet (Minnesota) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday May 8, 1967 at an age of 39.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton
 
Gregory Peck     (Eldred Gregory Peck)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in La Jolla (California) on Wednesday April 5, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday June 12, 2003 at an age of 87.

La Jolla [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregory Peck
 
David Stanley Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (California) on Friday January 21, 1955 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday December 17, 2008 at an age of 53.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Stanley Smith
 
Albert Goodwill Spalding
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Byron (Illinois) on Monday September 2, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 9, 1915 at an age of 65.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Goodwill Spalding
 
Rose Hartwick Thorpe
  Poet. She was born in Mishawaka (Indiana) on Thursday July 18, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Wednesday July 19, 1939 at an age of 89.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rose Hartwick Thorpe
 
Ted Williams     (Theodore Samuel Williams)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Diego (California) on Friday August 30, 1918 and died in Inverness (Florida) on Friday July 5, 2002 at an age of 83.

San Diego [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Grossmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ted Williams

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grossmont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grossmont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grossmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7785, Longitude: -116.9881     [Map].

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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 Grossmont 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 335.01 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.557 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.889 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grossmont.



 
 
 

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