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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Yreka [Map], which is the Seat of Siskiyou County, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Happy Camp to Yreka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,417 miles [3,889.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,169 miles [11,537.4 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 7,933 miles [12,766.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Happy Camp ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Happy Camp, Elko County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Happy Camp ...

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.

Clear Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Happy Camp   [Map]
Copper (OR)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottage Grove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eileen   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ferry Point (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordons Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Horse Creek   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Steelhead   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

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About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Happy Camp. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Siskiyou County: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Happy Camp. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Happy Camp

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7946, Longitude: -123.3777     [Map].

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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 Happy Camp 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 341.382 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.749 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.723 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 Happy Camp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 25 Nov 2018
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