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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Quincy [Map], which is the Seat of Plumas County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Haven to Quincy, 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 four to five hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,333 miles [3,754.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 7,248 miles [11,664.5 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 8,015 miles [12,898.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,073 miles [9,773.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Haven ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Haven.

While the name Haven is unique within California, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

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Indiana

Ripley County

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

Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Haven, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the East Northeast

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Haven, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the East

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Haven, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,665 miles [4,288.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Sherburne County

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

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Haven, Greene County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Haven, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,414 miles [3,885 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

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

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Virginia

Mathews County

Our profile page for Haven, Mathews County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,402 miles [3,865.6 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

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

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Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Haven, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Haven ...

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.

Caribou   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Haven   [Map]
Grays Flat   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Longville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rich Bar (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek Camp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Crest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rodgers Flat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Creek (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twain   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Plumas County: www.countyofplumas.com/

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 starting in Haven. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Haven) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0093, Longitude: -121.2302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Haven 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 Haven 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 339.429 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.339 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.413 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 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 Haven 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>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 Haven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Haven.



 
 
 

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