A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Gustine, California

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other CA

The location of Gustine

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Gustine
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for California

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Gustine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Gustine to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Merced [Map], which is the Seat of Merced County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Gustine to Merced, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,422 miles [11,944.6 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 8,189 miles [13,178.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,227 miles [10,021.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gustine ...

While the name Gustine is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Comanche County

Our profile page for Gustine, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the East

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in California

About Merced County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gustine:

The official website for Merced County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gustine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gustine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gustine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2530, Longitude: -121.0035     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Gustine to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 338.954 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.623 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 327.298 degrees.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gustine.