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Hicksville, California

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Sacramento [Map], which is the Seat of Sacramento County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hicksville to Sacramento, 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,365 miles [3,806.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,358 miles [11,841.6 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 8,126 miles [13,077.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hicksville ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Hicksville.

While the name Hicksville is unique within California, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of California

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Phillips County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the East

White County

Our profile page for Hicksville, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the East


Graves County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the East

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the East

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Bristol County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Hicksville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,855 miles [4,594.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,518 miles [4,052.3 km] to the East Northeast

Queens County

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

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

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

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Defiance County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Defiance County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Armstrong County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Madison County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East

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Bland County

Our profile page for Hicksville, Bland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hicksville ...

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.

Bruceville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Hicksville   [Map]
Clay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Franklin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Graham (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Herald   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Need   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Cities   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Vineyard   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Hicksville. 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.

Wally Albright     (Born as Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in Burbank (California) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Sacramento (California) on Saturday August 7, 1999 at an age of 73. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hicksville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<9>
Charles Bruce Edwards
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Sunday July 15, 1923 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday April 25, 1975 at an age of 51. He was buried at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hicksville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Bruce Edwards
Brie Larson     (Born as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers)
  Oscar winning actress, filmmaker, musician. She was born in Sacramento (California) on Sunday October 1, 1989

Sacramento [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hicksville
Amos Alonzo Stagg
  Football and basketball figure. He was born in West Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday August 16, 1862 and died in Stockton (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1965 at an age of 102. He was buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California) [Map].

Stockton [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Hicksville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos Alonzo Stagg

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hicksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3271, Longitude: -121.3233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hicksville 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 Hicksville 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 339.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.144 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.491 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 Hicksville, 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 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 Hicksville 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hicksville.


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