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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Akron to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Akron to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Akron to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,839 miles [2,959.6 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 7,005 miles [11,273.5 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 7,774 miles [12,511 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Communities Also Named Akron ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Akron.

While the name Akron is unique within Utah, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Hale County

Our profile page for Akron, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Akron, Independence County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the East

Colorado

Washington County

Our profile page for Akron, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Akron, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the East

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Indiana

Fulton County

Our profile page for Akron, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the East

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Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Akron, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Akron, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East Southeast

Dickinson County

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

Douglas County

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

Kingman County

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

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Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Akron, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Akron, Kemper County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,396 miles [2,246.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Akron, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Akron, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Akron, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Akron, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Akron   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Akron, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Akron ...

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.

Bee and Gee   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Akron   [Map]
Bridlewalk   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Butler Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Candlelite Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherry Tree Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Chevy Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Glade   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Slopes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Creek Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Dairy Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Enchanted Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fisher Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Creek Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Gill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Haven Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Helm   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hidden Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hidden Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hillside Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Holly Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
International Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jamestown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jeremy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lazy Bar   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Little Cottonwood Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Olympus View   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Paradise Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Phoenician Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Ridge Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Rolling Knolls   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sandra Way   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Silver Shadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunrise Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Tall Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Peaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Twin Peaks Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Union   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Union View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Walnut Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Warranty   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Wildwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [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 Akron. 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akron

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<9>
 
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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akron

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akron

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akron

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6308, Longitude: -111.8552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akron 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 Akron 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 331.884 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.426 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.756 degrees.

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<7>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 Akron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Akron 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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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Akron.



 
 
 

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