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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Modesto [Map], which is the Seat of Stanislaus County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Hickman to Modesto, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 77 miles [123.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,348 miles [3,778.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,393 miles [11,897.9 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 8,161 miles [13,133.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,198 miles [9,974.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hickman ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Hickman.

While the name Hickman is unique within California, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Hickman, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the East

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Hickman, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Hickman, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the East Northeast

Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Greenwood County

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

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Kentucky

Fulton County

Our profile page for Hickman, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km] to the East

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Hickman, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Hickman, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Hickman, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Catron County

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

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Ohio

Licking County

Our profile page for Hickman, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Hickman, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the East Northeast

Fayette County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

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

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Tennessee

Smith County

Our profile page for Hickman, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the East

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Virginia

Franklin County

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Distance: About 2,221 miles [3,574.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hickman ...

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.

Arnold (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Hickman   [Map]
Aurora   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Claus   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Empire   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Harp   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hatch   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Knights Ferry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverbank   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Hickman. 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.

Marilyn Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76.

Modesto [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Hickman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<9>
 
Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
  Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 70.

Modesto [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Hickman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden
 
Jim Brewer     (James Thomas Brewer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Merced (California) on Sunday November 14, 1937 and died in Tyler (Texas) on Monday November 16, 1987 at an age of 50. He was buried at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Merced [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Hickman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Brewer
 
Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Manteca (California) on Friday August 3, 1917 and died in Manteca (California) on Tueday March 17, 1998 at an age of 80. He was buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California) [Map].

Manteca [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Hickman

Manteca [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Hickman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stanislaus County: www.co.stanislaus.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Hickman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hickman) 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 Hickman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hickman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6202, Longitude: -120.7515     [Map].

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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 Hickman 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 338.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.438 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.145 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 Hickman 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 Hickman, 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 Hickman.



 
 
 

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