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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Brook Haven, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brook Haven and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Brook Haven and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Brook Haven. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brook Haven.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Davis County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Davis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Brook Haven is near Weber County and also Summit County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Weber County

Sighting report for Summit County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Brook Haven.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Brook Haven and extending to:

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies just to the South.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Brook Haven to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> 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 6 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 6,982 miles [11,236.4 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 7,750 miles [12,472.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,732 miles [9,224.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brook Haven ...

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.

Cherry View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Brook Haven   [Map]

Cherrywood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Creekside   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Four Corners   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Fruit Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Grand Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Green View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Hob Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Indian Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Jones   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Park Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Peach Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Quail Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Rolling Greens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Summer Haze   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Vantage Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Brook Haven. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

Solon Hannibal Borglum

Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at an age of 53. He was buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum

Bob Clotworthy

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at an age of 87. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Byron Foulger

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Sunday August 27, 1899 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday April 4, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

Dave Hrechkosy

Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at an age of 60. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

Edward Hubbard

Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday January 3, 1889 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Tueday December 18, 1928 at an age of 39. He was buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

Moroni Olsen

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Thursday June 27, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 22, 1954 at an age of 65.

Ogden [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moroni Olsen

Danny Walton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at an age of 70. He was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Brook Haven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County: www.daviscountyutah.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brook Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0402, Longitude: -111.9161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brook Haven 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 Brook Haven 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 331.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.563 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.762 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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