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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Happy Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Placerville [Map], which is the Seat of El Dorado County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Happy Valley to Placerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,321 miles [11,782 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 8,088 miles [13,016.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,131 miles [9,866.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Happy Valley ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Happy Valley.

Within California, there are 3 communities which are also named Happy Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Other Communities Located In California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Calaveras County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the South Southeast

Shasta County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northwest


Communities Outside of California

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Alaska

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,795 miles [4,498.1 km] to the Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North

Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the East

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the East

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the East

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Hawaii

Maui County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Maui County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,456 miles [3,952.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Harrison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Flathead County

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

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,524 miles [4,062 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,316 miles [3,727.2 km] to the East Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,439 miles [3,925.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,962 miles [4,766.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the East

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Happy Valley
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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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,346 miles [3,775.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,012 miles [3,238 km] to the East

Carter County

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

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Texas

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the East

Taylor County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,237 miles [3,600.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Happy Valley ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Happy Valley   [Map]
Ditch Camp Five   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fresh Pond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Gilberts   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gold Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Grizzly Flatx   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grizzly Peak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pollock Pines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sly Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sportsman Hall (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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About El Dorado County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for El Dorado County: www.co.el-dorado.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 starting in Happy Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Happy Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6818, Longitude: -120.5633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Happy Valley 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 Valley 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 338.741 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.444 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.023 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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Happy Valley 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Happy Valley.



 
 
 

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