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Agate, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Agate once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Agate to:

  • Moab [Map], which is the Seat of Grand County, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Agate to Moab, with an average speed<3> 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.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,720 miles [2,768.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,035 miles [11,321.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,801 miles [12,554.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,752 miles [9,256.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Agate ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Agate.

While the name Agate is unique within Utah, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Utah

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Agate   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the North Northwest


Elbert County

Our profile page for Agate, Elbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East


Floyd County

Our profile page for Agate, Floyd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Agate, Ontonagon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nobles County

Our profile page for Agate, Nobles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nobles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Sioux County

Our profile page for Agate, Sioux County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rolette County

Our profile page for Agate, Rolette County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Agate   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northeast

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Agate, Lewis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lewis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mason County

Our profile page for Agate, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Agate ...

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.

Basin (Historic)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South of Agate   [Map]
Castle Valley   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crescent Junction   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Dewey   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Elba   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Ruby (CO)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Pines   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Vista   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Agate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Agate. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agate) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agate. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agate

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0151, Longitude: -109.2438     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Agate to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.686 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.684 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.386 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Agate could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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