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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Harold to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,273 miles [3,658 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,533 miles [12,123.2 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 8,302 miles [13,360.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,293 miles [10,127.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harold ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Harold.

While the name Harold is unique within California, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Florida

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Harold, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the East

Kansas

Ness County

Our profile page for Harold, Ness County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the East Northeast

Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Harold, Crittenden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Crittenden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Floyd County

Our profile page for Harold, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Otsego County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

Our profile page for Harold, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Harold, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Harold, Holt County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Holt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Harold
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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South Dakota

Hughes County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Harold ...

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.

Alpine (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Harold   [Map]
Antelope Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Boiling Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Four Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Littlerock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Mission   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Paris   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pearland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Quartz Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunrise   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Harold. 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.

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake<9>
 
Harry Carey, Jr.     (Harry George 'Dobe' Carey, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in Saugus (California) on Monday May 16, 1921 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Thursday December 27, 2012 at an age of 91. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saugus [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Carey, Jr.
 
Dot Farley
  Actress. She was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday February 6, 1881 and died in South Pasadena (California) on Sunday May 2, 1971 at an age of 90. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

South Pasadena [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dot Farley
 
Sally Field     (Sally Margaret Field)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday November 6, 1946

Pasadena [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Harold
 
Robert Francis     (Robert Charles Francis)
  Actor. He was born in Glendale (California) on Wednesday February 26, 1930 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday July 31, 1955 at an age of 25. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Glendale [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Harold

Burbank [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Francis
 
James Franciscus     (James Grover Franciscus)
  Actor. He was born in Clayton (Missouri) on Wednesday January 31, 1934 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Monday July 8, 1991 at an age of 57.

North Hollywood [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Franciscus
 
Joe Grant
  Animator, Artist, writer. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday May 15, 1908 and died in Glendale (California) on Sunday May 8, 2005 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Glendale [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Grant
 
Charlie Hall
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (England) [Map] on Saturday August 19, 1899 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Monday December 7, 1959 at an age of 60. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

North Hollywood [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Hall
 
Jon Hall     (Born as Charles Felix Locher)
  Actor. He was born in Fresno (California) on Tueday February 23, 1915 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Thursday December 13, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

North Hollywood [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jon Hall
 
Mary Ann Jackson
  Actress. She was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday January 14, 1923 and died in San Fernando (California) on Wednesday December 17, 2003 at an age of 80.

Los Angeles [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the south of Harold

San Fernando [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Jackson
 
Tor Johnson     (Born as Karl Erik Tore Johansson)
  Actor, professional wrestler. He was born in Stockholm (Sweden) [Map] on Monday October 19, 1903 and died in San Fernando (California) on Wednesday May 12, 1971 at an age of 67.

San Fernando [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tor Johnson
 
Ken Osmond     (Kenneth Charles Osmond)
  Actor, police officer. He was born in Glendale (California) on Monday June 7, 1943

Glendale [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Harold
 
Margery Wilson
  Actress, producer, director. She was born in Gracey (Kentucky) on Saturday October 31, 1896 and died in Arcadia (California) on Tueday January 21, 1986 at an age of 89.

Arcadia [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Harold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margery Wilson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5450, Longitude: -118.1095     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harold 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 Harold 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 336.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.125 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.56 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Harold 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>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 Harold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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