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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Auburn [Map], which is the Seat of Placer County, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Hales Crossing to Auburn, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,308 miles [3,714.4 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 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 8,066 miles [12,981 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,109 miles [9,831.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hales Crossing ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Hales Crossing, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,481 miles [3,992.8 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hales Crossing ...

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.

Deer View   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest of Hales Crossing   [Map]
Diamond Crossing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flat Ravine (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Gilberts   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Greekstore   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones Place   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Last Chance (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Michigan Bluff   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Parsley Bar Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Secret Canyon (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Short Place   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hales Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9963, Longitude: -120.4544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hales Crossing 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 Hales Crossing 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 338.682 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.392 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.952 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hales Crossing.



 
 
 

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