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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Los Angeles [Map], which is the Seat of Los Angeles County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hickson to Los Angeles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 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 7,559 miles [12,165 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 8,328 miles [13,402.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,321 miles [10,172.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hickson ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Hickson.

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


Communities Outside of California

North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Hickson, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Hickson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Hickson, Marlboro County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,185 miles [3,516.4 km] to the East Northeast

Virginia

Halifax County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hickson ...

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.

Granada Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Hickson   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kagel Canyon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Shadow Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Studio City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Wahoo (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Hickson. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<9>
 
Philip Ahn     (Born as Pil Lip Ahn)
  Actor. He was born in Highland Park (California) on Monday May 29, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday February 28, 1978 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Highland Park [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Hickson

Los Angeles [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ahn
 
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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Albert
 
Margo Albert     (Born as Maria Marguerita Gudalupe Teresa Estela Bolado)
  Actress. She was born in Mexico City (Mexico) [Map] on Thursday May 10, 1917 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Wednesday July 17, 1985 at an age of 68. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pacific Palisades [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margo Albert
 
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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright
 
Shana Alexander
  Journalist, author. She was born in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday October 6, 1925 and died in Hermosa Beach (California) on Thursday June 23, 2005 at an age of 79. She was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hermosa Beach [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Shana Alexander
 
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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Hickson

Hollywood [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bridgette Andersen
 
George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bridgewater (South Dakota) on Thursday February 22, 1934 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Thursday November 4, 2010 at an age of 76.

Thousand Oaks [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson
 
Lois Andrews     (Born as Lorraine Gourley)
  Actress. She was born in Huntington Park (California) on Monday March 24, 1924 and died in Encino (California) on Friday April 5, 1968 at an age of 44. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntington Park [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Hickson

Encino [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Andrews
 
Matthew Michael Ansara
  Actor, bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday August 29, 1965 and died in Monrovia (California) on Monday June 25, 2001 at an age of 35. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Los Angeles [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Hickson

Monrovia [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matthew Michael Ansara
 
Michael George Ansara
  Actor. He was born in Syria on Saturday April 15, 1922 and died in Calabasas (California) on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Calabasas [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael George Ansara
 
Dimitra Arliss
  Actress. She was born in Lorain (Ohio) on Sunday October 23, 1932 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday January 26, 2012 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Westwood [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dimitra Arliss
 
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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Hickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2572, Longitude: -118.4676     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hickson 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 Hickson 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 336.455 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.418 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.764 degrees.

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<7>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 Hickson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hickson 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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