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Introduction ...

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

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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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gustine ...

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.

Arena   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast of Gustine   [Map]
Crows Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Harp   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hatch   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hills Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Irwin   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jet   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Volta   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [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 Gustine. 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.

Marilyn Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76.

Modesto [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Gustine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<7>
Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 70.

Modesto [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Gustine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
Jim Brewer     (James Thomas Brewer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Merced (California) on Sunday November 14, 1937 and died in Tyler (Texas) on Monday November 16, 1987 at an age of 50. He was buried at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Merced [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Gustine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Brewer

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

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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 that begins in Gustine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: 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].

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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 Gustine 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 338.954 degrees.

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

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

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