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Guadalupe, California
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Santa Barbara [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Barbara County, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Guadalupe to Santa Barbara, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,560 miles [12,166.6 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 8,328 miles [13,402.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Guadalupe ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Guadalupe.

Within California, there is just one other community named Guadalupe. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California


Maricopa County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East


Conejos County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Northeast

New Mexico

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, DeBaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East

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Guadalupe County

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

Reeves County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Reeves County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Reeves County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Victoria County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Victoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Guadalupe ...

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.

Bragur   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Guadalupe   [Map]
Fairoaks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Grover Beach   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Gum   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Halcyon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Jesus Maria   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Oaks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Reeds (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosemary   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Shell Beach   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Guadalupe. 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.

Kathie Brown     (Jacqueline Katherine Browne)
  Actress, producer. She was born in San Luis Obispo (California) on Friday September 19, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday April 8, 2003 at an age of 72. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Luis Obispo [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathie Brown<8>
Jean Laverty     (Born as Gladys Louise Laverty)
  Actress. She was born in Blue Lake (California) on Sunday April 3, 1904 and died in Pismo Beach (California) on Friday September 28, 1973 at an age of 69. She was buried at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park (San Luis Obispo County, California) [Map].

Pismo Beach [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Laverty

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Guadalupe. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Guadalupe) 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 Guadalupe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guadalupe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guadalupe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9680, Longitude: -120.5739     [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 Guadalupe 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 338.314 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.724 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.017 degrees.

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<7>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 Guadalupe 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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<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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