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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harbor City.

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How Far From Harbor City 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 Harbor City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Harbor City to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,302 miles [3,704.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,585 miles [12,206.9 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 8,354 miles [13,444.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,342 miles [10,206.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harbor City ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Texas

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Harbor City, San Patricio County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harbor City ...

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.

Abalone Cove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Harbor City   [Map]
Carson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Dolores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harbor Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Ironsides   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Keystone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Long Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Portuguese Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willowville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] 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 Harbor City. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tarzana [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<8>
 
Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
  Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Harbor City
 
Horace Albright     (Horace Marden Albright)
  Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Van Nuys [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Harbor City

Hollywood [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Lionel Barrymore     (Born as Lionel Herbert Blythe)
  Oscar winning actor, director, artist. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 28, 1878 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Monday November 15, 1954 at an age of 76.

Van Nuys [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lionel Barrymore
 
Madge Blake     (Born as Madge Cummings)
  Actress. She was born in Kinsley (Kansas) on Wednesday May 31, 1899 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday February 19, 1969 at an age of 69. She was buried at Grand View Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake
 
Mari Blanchard
  Actress. She was born in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday April 13, 1927 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday May 10, 1970 at an age of 43.

Long Beach [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Harbor City

Woodland Hills [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mari Blanchard
 
Lynn Borden     (Born as Lynn Freyes)
  Actress. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday March 24, 1937 and died in Encino (California) on Tueday March 3, 2015 at an age of 78.

Encino [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Borden
 
Clara Bow     (Clara Gordon Bow)
  Actress. She was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 29, 1905 and died in Culver City (California) on Monday September 27, 1965 at an age of 60. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Culver City [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Bow
 
Marlon Brando
  Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Westwood [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando
 
Edward Brophy     (Edward Santree Brophy)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday February 27, 1895 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Sunday March 27, 1960 at an age of 65.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Brophy
 
Joe E. Brown
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Holgate (Ohio) on Tueday July 28, 1891 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday July 6, 1973 at an age of 82. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Harbor City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe E. Brown

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Harbor City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harbor City) 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 Harbor City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harbor City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7900, Longitude: -118.2979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor City 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 Harbor City 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 336.247 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.134 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.658 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 Harbor City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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