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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Santa Ana [Map], which is the Seat of Orange County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hansen to Santa Ana, 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 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,576 miles [12,192.4 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 8,345 miles [13,430 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,331 miles [10,188.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hansen ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Hansen.

Within California, there is just one other community named Hansen. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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Idaho

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Hansen, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northeast

Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Hansen, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Northeast

Minnesota

Todd County

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

Nebraska

Adams County

Our profile page for Hansen, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Washoe County

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

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Ontario

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Hansen, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hansen ...

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.

Almond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Hansen   [Map]
Barber City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Cypress   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fuller Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Garden Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Lantern Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hawaiian Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Leisure World   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moody   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nutwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sugar (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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 Hansen. 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.

Philip Ahn     (Born as Pil Lip Ahn)
  Actor. He was born in Highland Park (California) on Monday May 29, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday February 28, 1978 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Highland Park [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Los Angeles [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ahn<9>
 
Shana Alexander
  Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at an age of 79. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hermosa Beach [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Hollywood [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
Lois Andrews     (Born as Lorraine Gourley)
  Actress. She was born in Huntington Park (California) on Monday March 24, 1924 and died in Encino (California) on Friday April 5, 1968 at an age of 44. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntington Park [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Encino [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
Matthew Michael Ansara
  Actor, bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 29, 1965 and died in Monrovia (California) on Monday June 25, 2001 at an age of 35. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Monrovia [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matthew Michael Ansara
 
Jimmy Austin     (James Phillip Austin)
  Professional baseball. He was born in Swansea (Wales) [Map] on Monday December 8, 1879 and died in Laguna Beach (California) on Saturday March 6, 1965 at an age of 85.

Laguna Beach [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Austin
 
Ray Stanton Avery
  Inventor, businessman. He was born in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday January 13, 1907 and died in Pasadena (California) on Friday December 12, 1997 at an age of 90. He was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Stanton Avery
 
Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Glendale [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty
 
Madge Blake     (Born as Madge Cummings)
  Actress. She was born in Kinsley (Kansas) on Wednesday May 31, 1899 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday February 19, 1969 at an age of 69. She was buried at Grand View Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake
 
Mari Blanchard
  Actress. She was born in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday April 13, 1927 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday May 10, 1970 at an age of 43.

Long Beach [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mari Blanchard
 
Clara Bow     (Clara Gordon Bow)
  Actress. She was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 29, 1905 and died in Culver City (California) on Monday September 27, 1965 at an age of 60. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Culver City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Bow
 
Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Buena Park [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Hansen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hansen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8172, Longitude: -118.0106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hansen 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 Hansen 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 336.012 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.851 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.493 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Hansen 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 Hansen, 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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