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Guernsey, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hanford [Map], which is the Seat of Kings County, lies just to the North.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Guernsey to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,318 miles [3,730.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 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 8,229 miles [13,243.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,246 miles [10,052 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Guernsey ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Guernsey.

While the name Guernsey is unique within California, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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Hempstead County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the East


White County

Our profile page for Guernsey, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the East Northeast


Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the East Northeast


Dawson County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Dawson County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Dawson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Guernsey County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Adams County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,297 miles [3,696.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Guernsey   [Map]
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Platte County

Our profile page for Guernsey, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guernsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2130, Longitude: -119.6410     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guernsey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Guernsey 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.69 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 338.039 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 326.475 degrees.

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<7>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 Guernsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Guernsey.