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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hanford.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Hanford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fresno. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the north of Hanford. Fresno has a population of 527,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Visalia. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the east of Hanford and has a population of 133,000 people.

For comparison, Hanford has a population of 56,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hanford and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Clovis   [Map]   109,691   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coalinga   [Map]   16,766   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Corcoran   [Map]   21,835   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Delano   [Map]   53,138   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Dinuba   [Map]   24,034   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kerman   [Map]   14,932   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lemoore   [Map]   26,355   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   13,303   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madera   [Map]   65,508   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Parlier   [Map]   15,250   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Porterville   [Map]   59,145   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Reedley   [Map]   25,620   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sanger   [Map]   25,161   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Selma   [Map]   24,782   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tulare   [Map]   63,855   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Armona   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Caruthers   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Conejo   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hardwick   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Home Garden   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hub   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kingsburg   [Map]   12,002   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lanare   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Laton   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
London   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Riverdale   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stratford   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Traver   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Waukena   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Hanford, please visit our County-by-County Page for Hanford.

Kings County ...

Hanford is located in Kings County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kings County: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo & Tulare.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hanford ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Hanford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hanford ...

Looking for more information about Hanford? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hanford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hanford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Hanford.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Hanford. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hanford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Hanford Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Hanford


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Hanford ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Hanford.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hanford Muni.(ICAO: KHJO)   [Map]   HJO   SSE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sequoia Fld.   [Map]   D86   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kings River Community College   [Map]   CA13   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mefford Fld.   [Map]   TLR   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Reedley Muni.   [Map]   O32   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fresno Chandler Exec.(FCH/KFCH)   [Map]   FCH   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Hanford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hanford. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   SW   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Merced Muni. (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   MCE   NW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Mammoth Yosemite Airport (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]   MMH   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]   SMX   SSW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Inyokern Airport (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   IYK   ESE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   NW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hanford Muni.(ICAO: KHJO)   [Map]   HJO   SSE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sequoia Fld.   [Map]   D86   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kings River Community College   [Map]   CA13   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mefford Fld.   [Map]   TLR   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Reedley Muni.   [Map]   O32   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fresno Chandler Exec.(FCH/KFCH)   [Map]   FCH   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Woodlake Airport   [Map]   O42   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Coalinga Muni.(IATA:CLG)   [Map]   C80   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Maria Public Airport   (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Maria Public Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
        Website for Inyokern Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hanford Muni.   (ICAO: KHJO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Chandler Exec.   (FCH/KFCH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Porterville Muni.   (ICAO: KPTV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madera Muni.   (ICAO: KMAE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merced Muni.   (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]
        Website for Merced Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mammoth Yosemite Airport   (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]
        Website for Mammoth Yosemite Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hanford: www.ci.hanford.ca.us/

The official website for Kings County: www.countyofkings.com/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanford.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Hanford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hanford) 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 Hanford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hanford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3427, Longitude: -119.6461     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Hanford), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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