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Happy Hill, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Happy Hill 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 Hill 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 Hill to:

  • San Luis Obispo [Map], which is the Seat of San Luis Obispo County, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Happy Hill to San Luis Obispo, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,410 miles [3,878.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 137 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,532 miles [12,121.6 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 8,300 miles [13,357.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Happy Hill ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Happy Hill.

While the name Happy Hill is unique within California, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Etowah County

Our profile page for Happy Hill, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Happy Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the East


Giles County

Our profile page for Happy Hill, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the East


Johnson County

Our profile page for Happy Hill, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5711, Longitude: -121.1066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Happy Hill 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 Happy Hill 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 338.84 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.396 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 327.346 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Happy Hill.