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Hinkley, California

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Hinkley to San Bernardino, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 126 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,487 miles [12,049.2 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 8,256 miles [13,286.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,241 miles [10,043.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinkley ...

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.

Gale   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East of Hinkley   [Map]
Grandview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Helendale   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hodge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Kramer Hills   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Kramer Junction   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mace (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Wild Crossing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Hinkley. 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.

Jeanne Crain
  Actress. She was born in Barstow (California) on Monday May 25, 1925 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Sunday December 14, 2003 at an age of 78. She was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Barstow [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Hinkley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jeanne Crain<7>
Dale Evans     (Born as Frances Octavia Smith)
  Actress, singer, author. She was born in Uvalde (Texas) on Thursday October 31, 1912 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday February 7, 2001 at an age of 88. She was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Hinkley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Evans
Roy Rogers     (Born as Leonard Franklin Slye)
  Actor, singer. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Sunday November 5, 1911 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Monday July 6, 1998 at an age of 86. He was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Hinkley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Rogers
Skip Young     (Born as Ronald Plumstead)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday March 14, 1930 and died in Apple Valley (California) on Wednesday March 17, 1993 at an age of 63. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Apple Valley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Hinkley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Skip Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About San Bernardino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Bernardino County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Hinkley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hinkley) 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 Hinkley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hinkley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinkley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9333, Longitude: -117.1890     [Map].

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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 Hinkley 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 335.493 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.296 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.03 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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