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Higby, California

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Visalia [Map], which is the Seat of Tulare County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Higby to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,298 miles [3,698.3 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 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 8,217 miles [13,224 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Higby ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Higby.

While the name Higby is unique within California, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of California


Garfield County

Our profile page for Higby, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the East Northeast


Ross County

Our profile page for Higby, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East Northeast

West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Higby, Roane County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2850, Longitude: -119.2879     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Higby 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 Higby 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 337.405 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 337.698 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 326.265 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 Higby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Higby.