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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Brook Hollow 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 Hollow. 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 Hollow.

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 Salt Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Salt Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Brook Hollow is near Tooele County and also Davis County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tooele County

Sighting report for Davis 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 Hollow.

How Far From Brook Hollow 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 Brook Hollow 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 Hollow and extending to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Brook Hollow to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 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 7,775 miles [12,512.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,755 miles [9,261.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brook Hollow ...

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.

Cherrywood Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Brook Hollow   [Map]

Copper Hills Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Copperview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Crisp   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Dial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Equestrian Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Glen Heather   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Harmony Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Highland Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Hunter   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hunter Farmes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Hunter Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hunter Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Jonesdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

King Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Majestic Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Mallard   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Martin Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Merry Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Orchard View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Silver Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Sue Ann   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Sunny Side   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunset Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Swallow   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Teasel Downs   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Woodledge   -   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 Brook Hollow. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Don Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Brook Hollow

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Brook Hollow

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

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

William Mortensen

Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at an age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Brook Hollow

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

Communities Also Named Brook Hollow ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Brook Hollow.

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


Communities Outside of Utah

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the East.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Hinds County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Hinds County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Alamance County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the East.

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East.

Ohio

Greene County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Brook Hollow, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the East.

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About Salt Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brook Hollow. 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: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brook Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6911, Longitude: -112.0408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brook Hollow 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 Hollow 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 332.036 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.611 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.86 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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<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 Brook Hollow 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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