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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hermosillo to Los Angeles, 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 370 miles [595.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,299 miles [3,699.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,579 miles [12,197.2 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 8,348 miles [13,434.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hermosillo ...

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.

Carson   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Hermosillo   [Map]
Delta   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dolores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Firestone Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Florence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Graham   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harbor City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Harbor Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Imperial Courts   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ironsides   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Keystone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lawndale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Strawberry Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Hermosillo. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tarzana [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<7>
 
Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
  Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo
 
Horace Albright     (Horace Marden Albright)
  Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at an age of 97. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Van Nuys [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Bridgette Andersen     (Marriah Bridget Andersen)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 and died in Hollywood (California) on Sunday May 18, 1997 at an age of 21.

Inglewood [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Hollywood [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Long Beach [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson
 
James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)
  Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness
 
Lionel Barrymore     (Born as Lionel Herbert Blythe)
  Oscar winning actor, director, artist. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 28, 1878 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Monday November 15, 1954 at an age of 76.

Van Nuys [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lionel Barrymore
 
Madge Blake     (Born as Madge Cummings)
  Actress. She was born in Kinsley (Kansas) on Wednesday May 31, 1899 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday February 19, 1969 at an age of 69. She was buried at Grand View Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pasadena [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Madge Blake
 
Mari Blanchard
  Actress. She was born in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday April 13, 1927 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday May 10, 1970 at an age of 43.

Long Beach [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Hermosillo

Woodland Hills [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mari Blanchard
 
Lynn Borden     (Born as Lynn Freyes)
  Actress. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday March 24, 1937 and died in Encino (California) on Tueday March 3, 2015 at an age of 78.

Encino [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Borden
 
Clara Bow     (Clara Gordon Bow)
  Actress. She was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 29, 1905 and died in Culver City (California) on Monday September 27, 1965 at an age of 60. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Culver City [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Bow
 
Marlon Brando
  Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Westwood [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando
 
Edward Brophy     (Edward Santree Brophy)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday February 27, 1895 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Sunday March 27, 1960 at an age of 65.

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Hermosillo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Brophy

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermosillo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8792, Longitude: -118.2959     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hermosillo 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 Hermosillo 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 336.258 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.659 degrees.

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<7>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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