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Helm, California

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Helm to ...

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

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

  • Fresno [Map], which is the Seat of Fresno County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Helm to Fresno, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,335 miles [3,757.8 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 7,450 miles [11,989.6 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 8,218 miles [13,225.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,241 miles [10,043.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Helm ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Helm.

While the name Helm is unique within California, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Marion County

Our profile page for Helm, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the East Northeast


Russell County

Our profile page for Helm, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the East


Washington County

Our profile page for Helm, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km] to the East


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Helm, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Helm, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Helm, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,203 miles [3,545.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Helm. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Helm

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5316, Longitude: -120.0979     [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 Helm 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 338.111 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.566 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.749 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Helm.