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Academy Heights, Utah

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The location of Academy Heights

Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ogden [Map], which is the Seat of Weber County, lies just to the South.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Academy Heights to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,970 miles [11,217.1 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 7,738 miles [12,453.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,721 miles [9,207.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Academy Heights ...

While the name Academy Heights is unique within Utah, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Utah


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Academy Heights, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Academy Heights ...

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.

Cinnamon Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Academy Heights   [Map]

Cross   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Downs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Esquire   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Five Points   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Green Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Greenfield   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Hunting Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Jumpoff Canyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Meadowlark Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Melody Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Mountain Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Mystic Mountain   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Packer Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pearwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Purdy   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Quail Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Townside Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Academy Heights. 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.

Moroni Olsen

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Thursday June 27, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 22, 1954 at an age of 65.

Ogden [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Academy Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moroni Olsen<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Academy Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Academy Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2641, Longitude: -111.9683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Academy Heights 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 Academy Heights 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 332.032 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.655 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.775 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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