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

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

  • Loa [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Aldridge to Loa, 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 over a day.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,129 miles [11,473 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 7,896 miles [12,707.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,854 miles [9,421.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Aldridge ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Aldridge.

While the name Aldridge is unique within Utah, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Utah

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Walker County

Our profile page for Aldridge, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the East


Duval County

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


Union County

Our profile page for Aldridge, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km] to the East


Washington County

Our profile page for Aldridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km] to the East

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Park County

Our profile page for Aldridge, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North

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Jasper County

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

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Aldridge, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Aldridge ...

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.

Boulder   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest of Aldridge   [Map]
Eggnog   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishlake Resort   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grover   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hanksville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lone Tree Crossing   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Forks   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whipup   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Aldridge, 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 starting in Aldridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aldridge) 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 Aldridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aldridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aldridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2758, Longitude: -111.0907     [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 Aldridge 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 331.038 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.218 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.471 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 Aldridge 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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