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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Janesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Janesville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Janesville:
    • 40.296868, -120.525053
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Janesville
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lassen County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Lassen County
    • Since Janesville is near Plumas County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Plumas County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Janesville ...

We found seven communities that share the name Janesville.

Within California, the name Janesville is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cumberland County
      • This Janesville is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km]<1> to the east of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Janesville.
    • Iowa
      • Bremer County
      • This Janesville is located in Bremer County and lies 1,454 miles [2,340 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bremer County community of Janesville.
    • Kansas
      • Greenwood County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Greenwood County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Janesville.
    • Minnesota
      • Waseca County
      • This Janesville is located in Waseca County and lies 1,390 miles [2,237 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waseca County community of Janesville.
    • New York
      • Schoharie County
      • This Janesville is located in Schoharie County and lies 2,352 miles [3,785.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schoharie County community of Janesville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Janesville is located in Clearfield County and lies 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Janesville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Rock County
      • This Janesville is located in Rock County and lies 1,628 miles [2,620 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Janesville that is located in Lassen County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Janesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Janesville ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Antelope ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Antelope. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope is located in Lassen County
  • Buntingville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buntingville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buntingville
    • Buntingville is located in Lassen County
  • Coppervale
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coppervale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppervale
    • Coppervale is located in Lassen County
  • Crescent Mills
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Crow ‑ Historic
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
    • Crow is located in Plumas County
  • Gate Place
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate Place
    • Gate Place is located in Plumas County
  • Greenville
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Herlong
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
  • Herlong Junction
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herlong Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herlong Junction
    • Herlong Junction is located in Lassen County
  • Lovejoy ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovejoy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
    • Lovejoy is located in Plumas County
  • Pine Town
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Town
    • Pine Town is located in Lassen County
  • Robbers Creek
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbers Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbers Creek
    • Robbers Creek is located in Lassen County
  • Susanville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Viewland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viewland
    • Viewland is located in Lassen County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Janesville and extending to:

  • Susanville, which is the Seat of Lassen County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Janesville to Susanville, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of California, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,983 miles [12,847.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,036 miles [9,714 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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

The official website for Lassen County: www.co.lassen.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Janesville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Janesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2969, Longitude: -120.5251    
<2>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 Janesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Janesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.686 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.97 degrees.









 

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