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Introduction ...

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How Far From Halls Corner 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 community such as Halls Corner to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hanford [Map], which is the Seat of Kings County, lies just to the East.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Halls Corner to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,324 miles [3,740.1 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 7,456 miles [11,999.3 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 8,224 miles [13,235.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Halls Corner ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Halls Corner.

While the name Halls Corner is unique within California, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,703 miles [4,350.1 km] to the East Northeast

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,658 miles [4,277.6 km] to the East Northeast

Waldo County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,681 miles [4,314.7 km] to the East Northeast


Bay County

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

Mecosta County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Mecosta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the East Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Halls Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 2,738 miles [4,406.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Cayuga County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,333 miles [3,754.6 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,356 miles [3,791.6 km] to the East Northeast

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,456 miles [3,952.5 km] to the East Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Halls Corner, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Halls Corner ...

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.

Caruthers   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Halls Corner   [Map]
Clint   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Elm View   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Guernsey   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Home Garden   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Hub   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Marsala (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Orion (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shell   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Wildflower   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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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 Halls Corner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Halls Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halls Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3424, Longitude: -119.8065     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halls Corner 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 Halls Corner 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 337.844 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.233 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.574 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 Halls Corner 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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