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Henley, California

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

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

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

  • Yreka [Map], which is the Seat of Siskiyou County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Henley to Yreka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 236 miles [379.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,149 miles [11,505.2 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 7,913 miles [12,734.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,999 miles [9,654.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henley ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Henley.

While the name Henley is unique within California, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Henley, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,115 miles [3,403.8 km] to the East


Kemper County

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


Cole County

Our profile page for Henley, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the East


Scioto County

Our profile page for Henley, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Henley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Klamath County

Our profile page for Henley, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Armstrong County

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

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Henley, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East

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Wythe County

Our profile page for Henley, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Henley ...

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.

Bogus (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Henley   [Map]
Cinnabar Springs (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Dixie (OR)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gregory (OR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hilt   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hornbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Jims Camp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln (OR)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Shasta   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mistletoe (OR)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Swiss Bar   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9021, Longitude: -122.5634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henley 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 Henley 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 340.707 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.954 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.203 degrees.

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<7>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 Henley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Henley 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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