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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Alturas [Map], which is the Seat of Modoc County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Harper to Alturas, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the East (E). 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 7,165 miles [11,530.9 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 7,931 miles [12,763.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,994 miles [9,646.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harper ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Harper.

Within California, there is just one other community named Harper. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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    Wyoming

Florida

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Harper, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the East

Georgia

Elbert County

Our profile page for Harper, Elbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the East

Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Harper, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the East Northeast

White County

Our profile page for Harper, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the East

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Harper, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the East

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Harper, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the East

Page County

Our profile page for Harper, Page County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Page County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Harper, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Harper, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km] to the East

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Harper, Talbot County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,342 miles [3,769.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

Wayne County

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

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Harper, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Harper, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,322 miles [3,736.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Greene County

Our profile page for Harper, Greene County
This community is historic.
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Logan County

Our profile page for Harper, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,930 miles [3,106 km] to the East

Ross County

Our profile page for Harper, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Harper   [Map]
Distance: About 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Harper, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Harper   [Map]
Distance: About 2,785 miles [4,482 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Gillespie County

Our profile page for Harper, Gillespie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Carbon County

Our profile page for Harper, Carbon County
This community is historic.
Although located in Carbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Harper, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Harper, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Harper, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km] to the East

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Harper, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Harper, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Harper ...

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.

Bieber   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest of Harper   [Map]
Dibble Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hot Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leonard   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lookout   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Scotty Place   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stonebreaker Crossing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2149, Longitude: -120.9316     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harper 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 Harper 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 339.289 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.236 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.198 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 Harper, 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 Harper 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harper.



 
 
 

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