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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Lansing [Map], which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Golfcrest to Lansing, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Golfcrest ...

While the name Golfcrest is unique within Michigan, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Michigan


Harris County

Our profile page for Golfcrest, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Golfcrest ...

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.

Grand View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Golfcrest   [Map]
Grape   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Ida   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Ida Center   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Luna Pier   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Maybee   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stony Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stony Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Golfcrest. 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.

Pat Brady     (Born as Robert Ellsworth Patrick Aloysious O'Brady)
  Actor. He was born in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 31, 1914 and died on Sunday February 27, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (El Paso County, Colorado) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat Brady<7>
Al Warren 'Bozo' Cicotte     (Alva Warren Cicotte)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Melvindale (Michigan) on Monday December 23, 1929 and died in Westland (Michigan) on Monday November 29, 1982 at an age of 52.

Melvindale [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Westland [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Warren 'Bozo' Cicotte
William Arthur Cummings
  Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (Massachusetts) on Wednesday October 18, 1848 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday May 16, 1924 at an age of 75. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings
Henry Ford
  Industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Thursday July 30, 1863 and died in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday April 7, 1947 at an age of 83. He was buried at Ford Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Dearborn [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Dearborn [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Ford
Gary Richard Lowe
  Professional football. He was born in Trenton (Michigan) on Friday May 4, 1934 and died in Troy (Michigan) on Sunday October 8, 2017 at an age of 83.

Trenton [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Golfcrest

Troy [Map] is located 47 miles [75.6 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Richard Lowe
Eugenia Paul     (Born as Eugenia Popoff)
  Actress. She was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Sunday March 3, 1935 and died in West Palm Beach (Florida) on Monday May 24, 2010 at an age of 75.

Dearborn [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugenia Paul
Robert B. Sinclair
  Director. He was born in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday March 24, 1905 and died in Montecito (California) on Saturday January 3, 1970 at an age of 64. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Toledo [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert B. Sinclair
Danny Thomas     (Born as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz)
  Actor, singer, producer. He was born in Deerfield (Michigan) on Saturday January 6, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday February 6, 1991 at an age of 79.

Deerfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Golfcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Thomas

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golfcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9428, Longitude: -83.3702     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Golfcrest 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 Golfcrest 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 311.648 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.17 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.467 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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