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Guadalupe, California
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

  • San Jose [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Clara County, lies just to the North.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Guadalupe 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 2,417 miles [3,889.8 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 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 8,209 miles [13,211.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,256 miles [10,068.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

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 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Southeast


Conejos County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East

New Mexico

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, DeBaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the East

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Guadalupe, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 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.<8>
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 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the East Southeast

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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.

Champagne Fountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Guadalupe   [Map]
Edenvale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
English Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fruitdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Greystone (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Highland (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Holy City (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Robertsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seven Trees   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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.

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Francis Bacon<9>
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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Guadalupe

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Guadalupe
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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
Ernie Lombardi
  Professional baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday April 6, 1908 and died in Santa Cruz (California) on Monday September 26, 1977 at an age of 69. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the northwest of Guadalupe

Santa Cruz [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Lombardi
Leland Stanford     (Amasa Leland Stanford)
  Railroad tycoon, 8th Govenor of California, industrialist. He was born on Tueday March 9, 1824 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Wednesday June 21, 1893 at an age of 69.

Palo Alto [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Guadalupe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland Stanford
Helen Rodriguez Trias
  Pediatrician, educator, activists. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday July 7, 1929 and died in Santa Cruz (California) on Thursday December 27, 2001 at an age of 72.

Santa Cruz [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Guadalupe

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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 Guadalupe, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guadalupe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2116, Longitude: -121.9066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guadalupe 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.709 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.533 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.848 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 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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<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:

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