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The location of Harbor Point









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Harbor Point to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Point 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 Point and extending to:

  • San Rafael [Map], which is the Seat of Marin County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Harbor Point to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,435 miles [3,918.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,409 miles [11,923.6 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 8,176 miles [13,158 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harbor Point ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Harbor Point.

While the name Harbor Point is unique within California, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Harbor Point, Volusia County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Volusia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Emmet County

Our profile page for Harbor Point, Emmet County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Harbor Point, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harbor Point ...

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.

Homestead Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Harbor Point   [Map]

Kent Woodlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Larkspur   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Reed Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadowsweet   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Paradise Cay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Reed   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Strawberry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Waldo   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Point. 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.

Ansel Adams     (Ansel Easton Adams)

Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ansel Adams<8>

Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams     (Born as Ernest Stephen Dumarais)

Actor, writer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday June 18, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday November 26, 1947 at an age of 62. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams

Gracie Allen     (Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen)

Comedian, actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday July 26, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1964 at an age of 69. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gracie Allen

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson     (Edmund Lincoln Anderson)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday September 18, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday February 28, 1977 at an age of 71.

Oakland [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Eve Arden     (Born as Eunice Quedens)

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Mill Valley (California) on Thursday April 30, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 12, 1990 at an age of 82. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mill Valley [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eve Arden

Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Jeanne Bates

Actress. She was born in Berkeley (California) on Tueday May 21, 1918 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday November 28, 2007 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Berkeley [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jeanne Bates

Frank S. 'Ping' Bodie     (Born as Francesco Stephano Pezzolo)

Professional baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday October 8, 1887 and died in San Francisco (California) on Sunday December 17, 1961 at an age of 74. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (San Mateo County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank S. 'Ping' Bodie

Patti Brill

Actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday March 8, 1923 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Friday January 18, 1963 at an age of 39. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patti Brill

Paul Brinkman

Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday April 10, 1918 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Wednesday October 1, 2003 at an age of 85. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Brinkman

Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke

Professional baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday November 16, 1952 and died in San Leandro (California) on Tueday May 30, 1995 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Harbor Point

San Leandro [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke

Robert 'Bob' Chesnes

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday May 6, 1921 and died in Everett (Washington) on Wednesday May 23, 1979 at an age of 58. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes

Gino Cimoli

Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday December 12, 1929 and died in Roseville (California) on Saturday February 12, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Harbor Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8819, Longitude: -122.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor Point 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 Point 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 340.284 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.258 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.216 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Harbor Point 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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<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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