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Harrington, California

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The location of Harrington

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Colusa [Map], which is the Seat of Colusa County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Harrington to Colusa, 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 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,390 miles [3,846.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,330 miles [11,796.5 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 8,097 miles [13,030.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harrington ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Harrington.

While the name Harrington is unique within California, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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 MarylandNew YorkPrince Edward IslandWashington


Kent County

Our profile page for Harrington, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,466 miles [3,968.6 km] to the East Northeast.


Glynn County

Our profile page for Harrington, Glynn County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,338 miles [3,762.6 km] to the East.


Washington County

Our profile page for Harrington, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,766 miles [4,451.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Carroll County

Our profile page for Harrington, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,383 miles [3,835.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Wheeler County

Our profile page for Harrington, Wheeler County

This community is historic.<7>

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

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Harrington, Bergen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Harrington, Union County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Our profile page for Harrington

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.

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Harrington, Harnett County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Harrington   [Map]

Distance: About 2,857 miles [4,597.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Our profile page for Harrington   [Map]

Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Harrington   [Map]

Distance: About 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Our profile page for Harrington   [Map]

Distance: About 2,424 miles [3,901 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Bennett County

Our profile page for Harrington, Bennett County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the East Northeast.


Alleghany County

Our profile page for Harrington, Alleghany County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km] to the East.


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Harrington, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harrington ...

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.

College City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Harrington   [Map]

Everglade   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Grand Island   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hershey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Joesphine   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kirkville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Meridian   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prize (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Progress   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Harrington. 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.

Eddy Howard

Singer. He was born in Woodland (California) on Saturday September 12, 1914 and died in Palm Desert (California) on Thursday May 23, 1963 at an age of 48. He was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Woodland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Harrington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddy Howard<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Colusa County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colusa County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9622, Longitude: -122.0202     [Map].

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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 Harrington 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 339.989 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.956 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.916 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 Harrington, 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 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 Harrington 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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<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:

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