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Ajax, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Ajax 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 Ajax 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 Ajax once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Ajax to:

  • Tooele [Map], which is the Seat of Tooele County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ajax to Tooele, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 107 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,042 miles [11,333 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 7,810 miles [12,569 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,790 miles [9,318.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Ajax ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Ajax.

While the name Ajax 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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Perry County

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


Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Ajax, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the East Southeast


Our profile page for Ajax   [Map]
Distance: About 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km] to the East Northeast


Gilliam County

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

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Venango County

Our profile page for Ajax, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,695 miles [2,727.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennington County

Our profile page for Ajax, Pennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Hays County

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

Panola County

Our profile page for Ajax, Panola County
This community is historic.
Although located in Panola County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ajax, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,774 miles [2,855 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Ajax, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ajax ...

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.

Angels Grove   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Ajax   [Map]
Cedar Fort   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Clover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Clover Station   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Eagle Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Knight   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rush Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Tad Park   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [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 Ajax, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Ajax. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ajax) 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 Ajax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ajax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ajax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2523, Longitude: -112.3971     [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 Ajax 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 332.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.855 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.098 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Ajax 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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