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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • El Centro [Map], which is the Seat of Imperial County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Heber to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 30 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 124 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,584 miles [12,205.3 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 8,351 miles [13,439.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,310 miles [10,155 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Heber ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Heber.

While the name Heber is unique within California, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Apache County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Heber, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East Northeast


Cloud County

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


Merrick County

Our profile page for Heber, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Heber ...

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.

Citrus View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North of Heber   [Map]
Date City   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Dixieland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Edgar   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Fuller   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Imperial   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Signal   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Perrys Corner   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 Heber. 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.

Cher     (Born as Cherilyn Sarkisian)
  Oscar winning actress, singer. She was born in El Centro (California) on Monday May 20, 1946

El Centro [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Heber

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Imperial County:

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Heber. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Heber

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heber. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7307, Longitude: -115.5345     [Map].

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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 Heber 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 333.813 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.093 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.072 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Heber 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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