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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • San Diego [Map], which is the Seat of San Diego County, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Hidden Meadows to San Diego, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 88 days and walking would take 128 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,592 miles [12,218.1 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 8,361 miles [13,455.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,335 miles [10,195.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hidden Meadows ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Hidden Meadows.

While the name Hidden Meadows is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Hidden Meadows, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the East Northeast

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Hidden Meadows, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hidden Meadows ...

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.

Elfin Forest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Hidden Meadows   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Lilac   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rainbow   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Vista   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Winterwarm   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Hidden Meadows. 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.

Gregory Peck     (Eldred Gregory Peck)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in La Jolla (California) on Wednesday April 5, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday June 12, 2003 at an age of 87.

La Jolla [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Hidden Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregory Peck<7>
 
Gloria Winters
  Actress. She was born in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 28, 1931 and died in Vista (California) on Saturday August 14, 2010 at an age of 78. She was buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Vista [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Hidden Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gloria Winters

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

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' distance that begins in Hidden Meadows. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hidden Meadows) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hidden Meadows. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hidden Meadows

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2253, Longitude: -117.1125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hidden Meadows 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 Hidden Meadows 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 335.182 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.798 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.968 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hidden Meadows.



 
 
 

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