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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Nevada City [Map], which is the Seat of Nevada County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Higgins Corner to Nevada City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,341 miles [3,767.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,308 miles [11,761.1 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 8,075 miles [12,995.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Higgins Corner ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Higgins Corner.

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

Communities Outside of California


Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Higgins Corner, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,618 miles [4,213.3 km] to the East Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Higgins Corner, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,593 miles [4,173 km] to the East Northeast


Butler County

Our profile page for Higgins Corner, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Higgins Corner ...

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.

Clipper Gap   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Higgins Corner   [Map]
Dew Drop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Eden Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elders Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Heather Glen   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Vista   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plumtree Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolf   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Higgins Corner. 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.

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Higgins Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli<7>
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Higgins Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ella Sterling Mighels

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higgins Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0427, Longitude: -121.0949     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Higgins Corner 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 Higgins Corner 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 339.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.04 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.344 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:

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