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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • San Luis Obispo [Map], which is the Seat of San Luis Obispo County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Henry to San Luis Obispo, with an average speed<2> 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 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,387 miles [3,841.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 136 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,528 miles [12,115.1 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 8,296 miles [13,351.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,318 miles [10,167.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henry ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Henry.

While the name Henry is unique within California, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Pickens County

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

Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Henry, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Henry, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the East

Colorado

Alamosa County

Our profile page for Henry, Alamosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East Northeast

Conejos County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Henry, Washington County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Atkinson County

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

Franklin County

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

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Henry, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Marshall County

Our profile page for Henry, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Henry, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Dickinson County

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

Sheridan County

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

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Kentucky

Morgan County

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

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Henry, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the East

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Henry, Vermilion Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Alcona County

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

Manistee County

Our profile page for Henry, Manistee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Ray County

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

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Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Henry, Furnas County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Henry, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northeast

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New Mexico

Lea County

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

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North Carolina

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Henry, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Henry, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Muskingum County

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

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Ontario

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

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Henry, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Henry, Codington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Henry, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Bastrop County

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

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Virginia

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Henry, Charlotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km] to the East Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Henry, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Henry, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,392 miles [3,849.6 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Henry, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km] to the East Northeast

Preston County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Henry ...

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.

Dove (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Henry   [Map]
Eaglet (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edna   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goldtree   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Harmony   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Miles   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Navajo (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Reeds (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sycamore Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Union   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Henry. 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.

Kathie Brown     (Jacqueline Katherine Browne)
  Actress, producer. She was born in San Luis Obispo (California) on Friday September 19, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday April 8, 2003 at an age of 72. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Luis Obispo [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Henry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathie Brown<9>
 
James Dean     (James Byron Dean)
  Actor. He was born in Marion (Indiana) on Friday September 30, 1955 and died in Cholame (California) on Friday September 30, 1955 at an age of 0. He was buried at Park Cemetery (Grant County, Indiana) [Map].

Cholame [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Henry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Dean
 
Franklin Clark Miller
  Professional football. He was born in Oakland (California) on Thursday August 11, 1938 and died in Paso Robles (California) on Wednesday November 5, 2008 at an age of 70.

Paso Robles [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Henry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Clark Miller

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4897, Longitude: -120.6479     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henry 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 Henry 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 338.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.069 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 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 Henry 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 Henry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henry.



 
 
 

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