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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Some Odds 'n Ends for Happy Valley ...

Some Odds 'n Ends for Happy Valley ...

. For more information, see our Genealogy Helper Page for Happy Valley.

How Far From Happy Valley 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 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:

  • Redding [Map], which is the Seat of Shasta County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Happy Valley to Redding, 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,386 miles [3,839.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,241 miles [11,653.3 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 8,006 miles [12,884.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 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 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southeast

El Dorado County

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

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Outside of California

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Alaska

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,644 miles [4,255.1 km] to the Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Happy Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North

Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the East

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km] to the East

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the East

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Hawaii

Maui County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Maui County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,410 miles [3,878.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,382 miles [3,833.5 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 2,569 miles [4,134.4 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 2,362 miles [3,801.3 km] to the East Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,494 miles [4,013.7 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 2,959 miles [4,762 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km] to the East

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 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 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,401 miles [3,864 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 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 1,642 miles [2,642.5 km] to the East Southeast

Taylor County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 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 548 miles [881.9 km] to the East

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,313 miles [3,722.4 km] to the East

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Happy Valley, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 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.

Balls Ferry (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Happy Valley   [Map]
Centerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Clarkville (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Enterprise   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Gas Point (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hogtown (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hooker   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Horsetown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Texas Springs (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Valley. 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.

Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bancroft (Iowa) on Tueday November 7, 1916 and died in Redding (California) on Friday December 16, 1988 at an age of 72. He was buried at Ogburn Inwood Cemetery (Shasta County, California) [Map].

Redding [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Happy Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Hilarian 'Joe' Hatten<9>

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About Shasta 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 Shasta County: www.co.shasta.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 from Happy Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Happy Valley) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4502, Longitude: -122.4027     [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 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 340.45 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.579 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.136 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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<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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