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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Santa Rosa [Map], which is the Seat of Sonoma County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Hessel to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,441 miles [3,928.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 96 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,384 miles [11,883.4 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 8,150 miles [13,116.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,214 miles [10,000.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hessel ...

While the name Hessel is unique within California, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

Michigan

Mackinac County

Our profile page for Hessel, Mackinac County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hessel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3482, Longitude: -122.7772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hessel 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 Hessel 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 340.566 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.388 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hessel.