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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Quincy [Map], which is the Seat of Plumas County, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hawley to Quincy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,244 miles [11,658.1 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 8,012 miles [12,894.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,059 miles [9,751 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hawley ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Hawley.

Within California, there is just one other community named Hawley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Hawley, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the East

Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Hawley, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Henry County

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Hawley, Tazewell County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the East

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Iowa

Hancock County

Our profile page for Hawley, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Russell County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Hawley, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Menominee County

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

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Minnesota

Clay County

Our profile page for Hawley, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Jasper County

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

Wright County

Our profile page for Hawley, Wright County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Blaine County

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

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Oklahoma

Grant County

Our profile page for Hawley, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hawley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Wayne County

Our profile page for Hawley, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,342 miles [3,769.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Hyde County

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

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Texas

Jones County

Our profile page for Hawley, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Hawley, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hawley ...

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.

Crow (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Hawley   [Map]
Five Points   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Iron Horse   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Kerby (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Davis   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mabie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Mohawk Vista   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Ranch   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whitehawk   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hawley. 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' distance starting from Hawley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hawley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8107, Longitude: -120.3549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawley 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 Hawley 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 338.681 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.435 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.876 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 Hawley 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 Hawley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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