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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harlem Springs.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Harlem Springs 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 Harlem Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies just to the West.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Harlem Springs to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 127 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,539 miles [12,132.8 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 8,307 miles [13,368.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harlem Springs ...

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


Communities Outside of California

Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Harlem Springs, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harlem Springs ...

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.

Amber Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Harlem Springs   [Map]
Arrowhead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottage Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crown Jewel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Garden Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Highland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Marigold   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Nevada   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunkist   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Harlem Springs. 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.

Dale Evans     (Born as Frances Octavia Smith)
  Actress, singer, author. She was born in Uvalde (Texas) on Thursday October 31, 1912 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday February 7, 2001 at an age of 88. She was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Harlem Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Evans<7>
 
Gene Hackman     (Eugene Allen Hackman)
  Oscar winning actor, novelist. He was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday January 30, 1930

San Bernardino [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Harlem Springs
 
Edith Head     (Born as Edith Claire Posener)
  Oscar winning designer. She was born in San Bernardino (California) on Thursday October 28, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 24, 1981 at an age of 84.

San Bernardino [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Harlem Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Head
 
Noble Johnson     (Noble Mark Johnson)
  Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at an age of 96.

Yucaipa [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Harlem Springs
 
Roy Rogers     (Born as Leonard Franklin Slye)
  Actor, singer. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Sunday November 5, 1911 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Monday July 6, 1998 at an age of 86. He was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Harlem Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Rogers
 
Skip Young     (Born as Ronald Plumstead)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday March 14, 1930 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1993 at an age of 63. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Harlem Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Skip Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harlem Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1214, Longitude: -117.2262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harlem Springs 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 Harlem Springs 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 335.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.137 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.046 degrees.

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<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: findagrave.com.

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