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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Hidden Valley 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 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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 AlabamaIllinoisNorth CarolinaVermont
 ArkansasIndianaOntarioVirginia
 ColoradoMarylandPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
 FloridaMinnesotaTennessee 
 GeorgiaNevadaTexas 

Alabama

Coosa County

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

Arkansas

Sharp County

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

Colorado

Jefferson County

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

Florida

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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Georgia

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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Illinois

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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Indiana

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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Maryland

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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Minnesota

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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Nevada

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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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

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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Tennessee

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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Texas

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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Vermont

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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Virginia

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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hidden Valley ...

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.

Crown Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Hidden Valley   [Map]
El Dorado Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Equestrian Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Granite Bay   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lakeshore   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marina Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mormon Island (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oak Tree Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orangevale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roseville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Salmon Falls (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Summit Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Winterhaven Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Valley. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hidden Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wally Albright<8>
 
Gino Cimoli
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday December 12, 1929 and died in Roseville (California) on Saturday February 12, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

Roseville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Hidden Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli
 
Ray Collins     (Ray Bidwell Collins)
  Actor. He was born in Sacramento (California) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday July 11, 1965 at an age of 75. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hidden Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Collins
 
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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hidden Valley

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hidden Valley
 
Ella Sterling Mighels     (Born as Ella Sterling Clark)
  Novelist. She was born in Folsom Junction (California) on Thursday May 5, 1853 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday December 10, 1934 at an age of 81. She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Folsom Junction [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Hidden Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ella Sterling Mighels
 
Anson Weeks
  Actor, orchestra leader. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday February 14, 1896 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday February 7, 1969 at an age of 73. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Sacramento [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hidden Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anson Weeks

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About Placer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Hidden Valley. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (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 Hidden Valley 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>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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