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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Academy Park 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 Park 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 Park to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Northeast (NE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Academy Park to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,007 miles [11,276.7 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 7,775 miles [12,512.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Academy Park ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Academy Park.

While the name Academy Park is unique within Utah, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Academy Park, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the East Southeast

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Academy Park, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km] to the East Southeast

Virginia

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Academy Park, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Academy Park ...

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.

Bowling Green   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Academy Park   [Map]
Cherrywood Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cobblestone   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Copper City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Copper Hills Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Creekview   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Crisp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Delta Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Dial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Dixie Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fox Shadow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Frost   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Georgetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hall View   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Harmony Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Heatherglen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hector Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hector Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Horizon   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hunter   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Farmes   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Stake   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Indian Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jensen Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jonesdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
King Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingsgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Lee Ann   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Trieste   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Log Haven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mallard   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Marian Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Martin Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadow Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Meadowgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Melody Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Merry Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Peachwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Polaris Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Quailstone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Royal Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Skyview   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sundown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Sunny Side   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnybrook Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnygrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Downs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Swallow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Valley Down   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Bay   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Cove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Willow Green   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Run Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Woodledge   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Academy Park. 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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)
  Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Academy Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
 
Parley Baer
  Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Academy Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer
 
Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
  Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Academy Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
 
Brigham Young
  Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Academy Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young
 
Loretta Young     (Born as Gretchen Young)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday January 6, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 12, 2000 at an age of 87.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Academy Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Academy Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6688, Longitude: -111.9966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Academy Park 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 Park 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 331.999 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.836 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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