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Henshaw, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Riverside [Map], which is the Seat of Riverside County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Henshaw to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,552 miles [12,153.8 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 8,321 miles [13,391.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henshaw ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Henshaw.

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

Communities Outside of California


Taylor County

Our profile page for Henshaw, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the East Northeast


Wallace County

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


Union County

Our profile page for Henshaw, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km] to the East Northeast


Greene County

Our profile page for Henshaw, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henshaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0022, Longitude: -117.4634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henshaw 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 Henshaw 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 335.587 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.345 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.181 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Henshaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henshaw.