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Hidden Valley, California
(Placer County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Hidden Valley 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 Hidden Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Auburn [Map], which is the Seat of Placer County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hidden Valley to Auburn, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,349 miles [3,780.3 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 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 7,327 miles [11,791.7 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 8,094 miles [13,026 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,144 miles [9,887.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hidden Valley ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Hidden Valley.

Within California, there is just one other community named Hidden Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California

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Coosa County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the East


Sharp County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the East


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the East


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,328 miles [3,746.6 km] to the East

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Floyd County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the East

Henry County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the East

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Lake County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the East Northeast

Will County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Dearborn County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Calvert County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km] to the East Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,343 miles [3,770.7 km] to the East Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,372 miles [3,817.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington County

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

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Washoe County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,186 miles [3,518 km] to the East

Lee County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,299 miles [3,699.9 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,220 miles [3,572.7 km] to the East

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Hidden Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Bradley County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the East

Knox County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the East

Roane County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km] to the East

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Harris County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Bennington County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,487 miles [4,002.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Roanoke County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,221 miles [3,574.4 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Hidden Valley, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7641, Longitude: -121.1633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hidden Valley 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 Valley 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 339.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.39 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hidden Valley.