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Hatch, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Modesto [Map], which is the Seat of Stanislaus County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Hatch to Modesto, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,362 miles [3,801.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,405 miles [11,917.2 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 8,173 miles [13,153.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,211 miles [9,995.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hatch ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Hatch.

While the name Hatch is unique within California, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California

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Caribou County

Our profile page for Hatch, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast


Ralls County

Our profile page for Hatch, Ralls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,584 miles [2,549.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Hatch, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the East Southeast


Pike County

Our profile page for Hatch, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,036 miles [3,276.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Roane County

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

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Davis County

Our profile page for Hatch, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast

Garfield County

Our profile page for Hatch, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the East

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Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Hatch, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hatch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4897, Longitude: -120.9555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hatch 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 Hatch 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 338.94 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.269 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hatch.