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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Hamlet to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hamlet to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • San Rafael [Map], which is the Seat of Marin County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hamlet to San Rafael, 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 82 miles [132 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,451 miles [3,944.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 140 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,396 miles [11,902.7 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 8,162 miles [13,135.5 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 Hamlet ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hamlet.

While the name Hamlet is unique within California, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the East


Faulkner County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km] to the East


Pueblo County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the East


Kent County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,524 miles [4,062 km] to the East Northeast

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East

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Polk County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the East

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Mercer County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Starke County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Starke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,448 miles [3,939.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Emmet County

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

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Jasper County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the East

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Cedar County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,587 miles [2,554 km] to the East

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Hayes County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Hayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,386 miles [3,839.9 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast

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Clermont County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Hamlet   [Map]
Distance: About 2,268 miles [3,650 km] to the East Northeast

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Clatsop County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,687 miles [4,324.3 km] to the East Northeast

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James City County

Our profile page for Hamlet, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,495 miles [4,015.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Hamlet, Raleigh County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,260 miles [3,637.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamlet ...

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.

Blakes Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Hamlet   [Map]
Cypress Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marconi   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marshall   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ocean Roar   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Seahaven   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Two Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [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 Hamlet. 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.

Eve Arden     (Born as Eunice Quedens)
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mill Valley (California) on Thursday April 30, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 12, 1990 at an age of 82. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mill Valley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Hamlet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eve Arden<9>
Luther A. Burbank
  Botanist, horticulturist. He was born on Wednesday March 7, 1849 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Sunday April 11, 1926 at an age of 77.

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Hamlet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther A. Burbank
Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Healdsburg [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Hamlet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr
Bob St. Clair
  Professional football. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday February 21, 1931 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Monday April 20, 2015 at an age of 84. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of Hamlet

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Hamlet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob St. Clair
Charles Schulz     (Charles Monroe Schulz)
  Cartoonist. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday November 26, 1922 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Saturday February 12, 2000 at an age of 77.

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Hamlet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Schulz

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2077, Longitude: -122.9256     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamlet 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 Hamlet 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 340.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.746 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.48 degrees.

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

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hamlet 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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<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:

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