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The location of San Ramon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From San Ramon 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 city such as San Ramon to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in San Ramon and extending to:

  • Martinez [Map], which is the Seat of Contra Costa County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from San Ramon to Martinez, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,410 miles [3,878.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 137 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,406 miles [11,918.8 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 8,173 miles [13,153.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,225 miles [10,018.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named San Ramon ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name San Ramon.

While the name San Ramon is unique within California, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of California

New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for San Ramon, San Miguel County   [Map]

Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the East.

Texas

Webb County

Our profile page for San Ramon, Webb County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near San Ramon ...

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.

Blackhawk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of San Ramon   [Map]

Canyon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Castro Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cherryland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Danville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Diablo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Dublin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elliot (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Marsh Creek Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rock City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Walnut Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 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 San Ramon. 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.

Ansel Adams     (Ansel Easton Adams)

Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ansel Adams<7>

Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams     (Born as Ernest Stephen Dumarais)

Actor, writer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday June 18, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday November 26, 1947 at an age of 62. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams

Gracie Allen     (Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen)

Comedian, actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday July 26, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1964 at an age of 69. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gracie Allen

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson     (Edmund Lincoln Anderson)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday September 18, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday February 28, 1977 at an age of 71.

Oakland [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Jeanne Bates

Actress. She was born in Berkeley (California) on Tueday May 21, 1918 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday November 28, 2007 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Berkeley [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jeanne Bates

Frank S. 'Ping' Bodie     (Born as Francesco Stephano Pezzolo)

Professional baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday October 8, 1887 and died in San Francisco (California) on Sunday December 17, 1961 at an age of 74. He was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (San Mateo County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank S. 'Ping' Bodie

Patti Brill

Actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday March 8, 1923 and died in North Hollywood (California) on Friday January 18, 1963 at an age of 39. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patti Brill

Paul Brinkman

Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday April 10, 1918 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Wednesday October 1, 2003 at an age of 85. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Brinkman

Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke

Professional baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday November 16, 1952 and died in San Leandro (California) on Tueday May 30, 1995 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of San Ramon

San Leandro [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Lawrence 'King Kong' Burke

Robert 'Bob' Chesnes

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Friday May 6, 1921 and died in Everett (Washington) on Wednesday May 23, 1979 at an age of 58. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes

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].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli

Clara Dorothy Bewick Colby

Suffragette, activist. She was born in Cheltenham (England) [Map] on Wednesday August 5, 1846 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday September 7, 1916 at an age of 70. She was buried at Windsor Congregational Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Palo Alto [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of San Ramon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clara Dorothy Bewick Colby

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Contra Costa County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Ramon: www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/

The official website for Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- San Ramon) 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 San Ramon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Ramon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Ramon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7771, Longitude: -121.9752     [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 San Ramon 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 339.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.892 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: findagrave.com.

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