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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Westminster [Map], which is the Seat of Carroll County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Almond Valley to Westminster, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South (S). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,869 miles [9,445.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,453 miles [7,166.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Almond Valley ...

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.

Bird Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Almond Valley   [Map]
Charolais Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cherry Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherry Tree Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Cold Saturday   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eldersburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Finksburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flagg Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Folly Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Four Seasons   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Freedom   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freedom Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Freedom Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gist   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Hill Farm   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenleaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heritage   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
High Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Home Farm   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Irongate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ivy Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Johnsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Liberty Lake Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Manor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty View Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Long Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Longview Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Louisville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lynn Lee   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maple Haven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Marthas Legacy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Miners Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Oklahoma   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Patriots Choice   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Presidential Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Oak Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ricketts Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Squires   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunset Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Grove Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 Almond Valley. 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.

Mignon Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Thursday March 31, 1892 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday February 25, 1983 at an age of 90. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mignon Anderson<7>
 
Eubie Blake     (Born as James Hubert Blake)
  Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 7, 1883 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday February 12, 1983 at an age of 100. He was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
Orlando 'Zeus' Brown     (Orlando Claude Brown)
  Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Saturday December 12, 1970 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday September 23, 2011 at an age of 40.

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orlando 'Zeus' Brown
 
James William 'Bill' Byers
  Professional baseball. He was born in Bridgeton (Indiana) on Wednesday October 3, 1877 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday September 8, 1948 at an age of 70. He was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Bill' Byers
 
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
 
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
 
Johnny Eck     (Born as John Eckhardt, Jr.)
  Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday August 27, 1911 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday January 5, 1991 at an age of 79.

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Eck
 
William David Elliot, Jr.
  Actor. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday June 4, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 29, 1983 at an age of 49. He was buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William David Elliot, Jr.
 
Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
  Scientist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Thursday October 5, 1882 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday August 10, 1945 at an age of 62.

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
 
Emily Post
  Author. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday October 27, 1872 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday September 25, 1960 at an age of 87.

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Post
 
Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby
  Poet. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 3, 1819 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday May 3, 1852 at an age of 33. She was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amelia Ball Coppuck Welby
 
Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at an age of 48. He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Almond Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almond Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4545, Longitude: -76.9261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Almond Valley 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 Almond Valley 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 307.787 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.408 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.45 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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