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Hat Creek, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Redding [Map], which is the Seat of Shasta County, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hat Creek to Redding, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 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 7,966 miles [12,820 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,033 miles [9,709.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hat Creek ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Hat Creek.

While the name Hat Creek is unique within California, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California

South Dakota

Fall River County

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


Campbell County

Our profile page for Hat Creek, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the East


Converse County

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

Niobrara County

Our profile page for Hat Creek, Niobrara County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East Northeast

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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 Hat Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hat Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hat Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hat Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hat Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8306, Longitude: -121.5133     [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 Hat Creek 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 339.74 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.752 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.571 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Hat Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hat Creek.