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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bakersfield [Map], which is the Seat of Kern County, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Harts Place to Bakersfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,469 miles [12,020.2 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 8,237 miles [13,256.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,233 miles [10,031 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harts Place ...

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.

Bradys   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North of Harts Place   [Map]
Freeman (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Gypsite   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Wells   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Dixie (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Redrock (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sageland (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Saltdale (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harts Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5008, Longitude: -117.9487     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harts Place 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 Harts Place 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 336.195 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.185 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.473 degrees.

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