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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hermitage once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hermitage to:

  • Ukiah [Map], which is the Seat of Mendocino County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Hermitage to Ukiah, with an average speed<3> 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 five to six hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,454 miles [3,949.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 140 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,356 miles [11,838.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,121 miles [13,069.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,194 miles [9,968.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Hermitage ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Hermitage.

While the name Hermitage is unique within California, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the East

Pulaski County

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

Florida

Gadsden County

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

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,122 miles [3,415 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Hermitage, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the East

West Baton Rouge Parish

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

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,443 miles [3,931.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the East

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,389 miles [3,844.7 km] to the East Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,340 miles [3,765.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Hermitage   [Map]
Distance: About 3,329 miles [5,357.5 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

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

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,430 miles [3,910.7 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,241 miles [3,606.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Hermitage   [Map]
Distance: About 3,037 miles [4,887.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Cass County

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

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the East Northeast

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Hermitage, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,506 miles [4,033 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hermitage ...

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.

Asylum   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North of Hermitage   [Map]
Big Valley Rancheria   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
German   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hopland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Penny   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Oasis   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Presswood   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Sea Ranch   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Crossing   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Hermitage. 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.

Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Healdsburg [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Hermitage

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hermitage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Hermitage. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hermitage) 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 Hermitage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hermitage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermitage. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8981, Longitude: -123.2144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hermitage have been estimated.

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<3>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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<4>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 Hermitage to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.99 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.153 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.659 degrees.

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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 Hermitage 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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<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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