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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Ventura [Map], which is the Seat of Ventura County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Haines to Ventura, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,332 miles [3,753 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,569 miles [12,181.1 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 8,338 miles [13,418.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Haines ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Haines.

While the name Haines is unique within California, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

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Alaska

Our profile page for Haines   [Map]
Distance: About 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km] to the North Northwest

Georgia

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Haines, Lowndes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lowndes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Haines, Tazewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tazewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Haines, Tuscola County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tuscola County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Haines, Montgomery County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Haines, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Haines, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Haines, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,397 miles [3,857.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Haines, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Haines ...

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.

Channel Islands Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Haines   [Map]
Keith   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leesdale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Leisure Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Sea Cliff   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Strand   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spanish Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sycamore Cove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Thousand Oaks   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [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 Haines. 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.

June Allyson     (Born as Ella Geisman)
  Actress. She was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday October 7, 1917 and died in Ojai (California) on Saturday July 8, 2006 at an age of 88.

Ojai [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<9>
 
George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bridgewater (South Dakota) on Thursday February 22, 1934 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Thursday November 4, 2010 at an age of 76.

Thousand Oaks [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson
 
Michael George Ansara
  Actor. He was born in Syria on Saturday April 15, 1922 and died in Calabasas (California) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Calabasas [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael George Ansara
 
John Bowers     (Born as John Bowersox)
  Actor. He was born in Garrett (Indiana) on Sunday December 27, 1885 and died in Malibu (California) on Tueday November 17, 1936 at an age of 50.

Malibu [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bowers
 
Brent Russell Chalem
  Actor. He was born in Westlake Village (California) on Friday February 7, 1975 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Tueday December 9, 1997 at an age of 22.

Westlake Village [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brent Russell Chalem
 
Ethel Clayton
  Actress. She was born in Champaign (Illinois) on Wednesday November 8, 1882 and died in Oxnard (California) on Saturday June 11, 1966 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park (Ventura County, California) [Map].

Oxnard [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethel Clayton
 
Alice Coltrane
  Musician, composer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Friday August 27, 1937 and died in West Hills (California) on Friday January 12, 2007 at an age of 69. She was buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

West Hills [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Coltrane
 
Kaley Cuoco     (Kaley Christine Cuoco)
  Actress. She was born in Camarillo (California) on Saturday November 30, 1985

Camarillo [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Haines
 
Sandra Dee     (Born as Alexandra Zuck)
  Actress. She was born in Bayonne (New Jersey) on Thursday April 23, 1942 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Sunday February 20, 2005 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Thousand Oaks [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sandra Dee
 
Bessie Eyton
  Actress. She was born in Santa Barbara (California) on Saturday July 5, 1890 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Wednesday January 27, 1965 at an age of 74. She was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park (Ventura County, California) [Map].

Santa Barbara [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west of Haines

Thousand Oaks [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Eyton
 
Henry Gibson     (Born as James Bateman)
  Actor, comedian, singer. He was born in Germantown (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 21, 1935 and died in Malibu (California) on Monday September 14, 2009 at an age of 74.

Malibu [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Haines
 
Buddy Hackett     (Born as Leonard Hacker)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Sunday August 31, 1924 and died in Malibu (California) on Monday June 30, 2003 at an age of 78.

Malibu [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Hackett
 
Jennifer Jones     (Born as Phylis Lee Isley)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Tulsa (Oklahoma) on Sunday March 2, 1919 and died in Malibu (California) on Thursday December 17, 2009 at an age of 90. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Malibu [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Haines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jennifer Jones

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3247, Longitude: -119.1029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Haines 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 Haines 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 336.993 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.078 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.136 degrees.

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<7>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 Haines 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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<8>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 Haines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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: findagrave.com.

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