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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Hatch 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 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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Idaho

Caribou County

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

Missouri

Ralls County

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

New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

Ohio

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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Tennessee

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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Utah

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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Washington

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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hatch ...

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.

Aurora   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Hatch   [Map]
Claus   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Crows Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Empire   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Harp   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hills Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Irwin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jet   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Hatch. 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.

Marilyn Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76.

Modesto [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Hatch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<8>
 
Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 70.

Modesto [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Hatch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
 
Jim Brewer     (James Thomas Brewer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Merced (California) on Sunday November 14, 1937 and died in Tyler (Texas) on Monday November 16, 1987 at an age of 50. He was buried at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Merced [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Hatch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Brewer
 
Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Manteca (California) on Friday August 3, 1917 and died in Manteca (California) on Tueday March 17, 1998 at an age of 80. He was buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California) [Map].

Manteca [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Hatch

Manteca [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Hatch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stanislaus County: www.co.stanislaus.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Hatch. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 (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 Hatch 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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<8>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hatch.



 
 
 

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