A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Happy Hill, California

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other CA

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for California

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Happy Hill 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 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

- Return to top

Curious and Interesting Names Near Happy Hill ...

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.

Bee Rock   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast of Happy Hill   [Map]
Dove (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Eaglet (Historic)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Goldtree   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gorda   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Henry   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lodge Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Park Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tin City   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Happy Hill. 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.

Franklin Clark Miller
  Professional football. He was born in Oakland (California) on Thursday August 11, 1938 and died in Paso Robles (California) on Wednesday November 5, 2008 at an age of 70.

Paso Robles [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Happy Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Clark Miller<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About San Luis Obispo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Luis Obispo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Happy Hill. A straight line distance ignores things 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.84 degrees.

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

<7>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:

- Return to Citation


Tidbits &
Other   CA

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 28 Oct 2018
By John Hall