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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Hawkins to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hawkins to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hawkins once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hawkins to:

  • Visalia [Map], which is the Seat of Tulare County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hawkins to Visalia, with an average speed<3> 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 210 miles [338 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,216 miles [13,222.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,228 miles [10,023 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Hawkins ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Hawkins.

While the name Hawkins is unique within California, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the East

Colorado

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bannock County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Bannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Davies's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Davies's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the East

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,677 miles [4,308.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Lapeer County

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

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

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Missouri

Monroe County

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

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Otsego County

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

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Ohio

Summit County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Texas

Wood County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

Rusk County

Our profile page for Hawkins, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hawkins ...

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.

Burr   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Hawkins   [Map]
Grey Rocks (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
List   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Merryman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Plainview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stout   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Tonyville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Toolville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Hawkins. 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.

Barbara Baxley     (Barbara Angie Rose Baxley)
  Actress. She was born in Porterville (California) on Monday January 1, 1923 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday June 7, 1990 at an age of 67. She was buried at Umpawaug Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Porterville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Hawkins

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Baxley<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hawkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Hawkins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hawkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2205, Longitude: -119.0693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Hawkins to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.215 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.465 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.135 degrees.

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<8>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 Hawkins 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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<9>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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