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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hacienda Heights to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,564 miles [12,173.1 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 8,333 miles [13,410.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,320 miles [10,171.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hacienda Heights ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Hacienda Heights, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hacienda Heights ...

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.

Almond   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Hacienda Heights   [Map]
Butler   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Citrus   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Diamond Bar   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Evergreen (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Friendly Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fuller Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Gage   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillgrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mayflower Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Studebaker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunny Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Temple City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodside Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Hacienda Heights. 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.

Philip Ahn     (Born as Pil Lip Ahn)
  Actor. He was born in Highland Park (California) on Monday May 29, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday February 28, 1978 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Highland Park [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Hacienda Heights

Los Angeles [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ahn<7>
 
Shana Alexander
  Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at an age of 79. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hermosa Beach [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Hollywood [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
Lois Andrews     (Born as Lorraine Gourley)
  Actress. She was born in Huntington Park (California) on Monday March 24, 1924 and died in Encino (California) on Friday April 5, 1968 at an age of 44. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntington Park [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Encino [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
Matthew Michael Ansara
  Actor, bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 29, 1965 and died in Monrovia (California) on Monday June 25, 2001 at an age of 35. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Monrovia [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matthew Michael Ansara
 
Dimitra Arliss
  Actress. She was born in Lorain (Ohio) on Sunday October 23, 1932 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday January 26, 2012 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Westwood [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dimitra Arliss
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Gene Autry     (Orvon Grover Autry)
  Actor, singer, Major League Baseball. He was born in Burns City (Texas) on Sunday September 29, 1907 and died in Studio City (California) on Friday October 2, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Studio City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Autry
 
Patricia Avery     (Born as Elizabeth Anderson Avery)
  Actress. She was born in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday November 19, 1902 and died in La Crescenta (California) on Tueday August 21, 1973 at an age of 70. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

La Crescenta [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Avery
 
Ray Stanton Avery
  Inventor, businessman. He was born in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday January 13, 1907 and died in Pasadena (California) on Friday December 12, 1997 at an age of 90. He was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Stanton Avery
 
Buddy Baker     (Born as Norman Dale Baker)
  Composer. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Friday January 4, 1918 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday July 26, 2002 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sherman Oaks [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Baker
 
Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Glendale [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hacienda Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hacienda Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9948, Longitude: -117.9685     [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 Hacienda Heights 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 336.003 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.851 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.471 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: findagrave.com.

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