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Introduction ...

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

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 Brooklyn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brooklyn and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn. 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 Brooklyn.

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 Brooklyn is near Davis County and also Summit County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Davis 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 Brooklyn.

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the North Northeast (NNE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Brooklyn 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 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,999 miles [11,263.8 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 7,768 miles [12,501.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooklyn ...

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.

Blaine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Brooklyn   [Map]

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

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

City Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Fountain Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

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

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

Golden Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Great Westside   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

High Avenue   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

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

Jordan Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Mead Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Poplar Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rural   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Salt Lake City   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Silver Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

Syndicate Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Temple View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Victory Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Wahoo   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Brooklyn. 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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Brooklyn

West Jordan [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Brooklyn

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Brooklyn

West Jordan [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Brooklyn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Brooklyn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

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 Less than 2 miles to the north of Brooklyn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Brooklyn.

Within Utah, there is just one other community named Brooklyn. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 57 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Utah

Communities outside of Utah


Communities Outside of Utah

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AlabamaKansasNew BrunswickPennsylvania
 
CaliforniaKentuckyNew JerseyPrince Edward Island
 
ConnecticutLouisianaNew YorkSouth Carolina
 
FloridaMarylandNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
 
GeorgiaMichiganNorth CarolinaVirginia
 
IllinoisMinnesotaNova ScotiaWashington
 
IndianaMississippiOhioWest Virginia
 
IowaMissouriOregonWisconsin

Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Coffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,541 miles [2,480 km] to the East Southeast.

Cullman County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the East.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Alameda County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Windham County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Duval County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Decatur County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Decatur County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the East.

Stewart County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Stewart County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Massac County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Massac County

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

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

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the East.

Saline County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saline County

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

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

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the East.

Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km] to the East.

Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Poweshiek County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East.

Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Barton County

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

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

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Doniphan County

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

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

Douglas County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, 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.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Lincoln County

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

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

Linn County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Linn County

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

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

Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the East.

Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Jackson Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Anne Arundel County

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

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

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East.

Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Forrest County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Noxubee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]

Distance: About 2,384 miles [3,836.7 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Morris County

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

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

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cattaraugus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Kings County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Kings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the East Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]

Distance: About 2,833 miles [4,559.3 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Mecklenburg County

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

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

Nash County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Nash County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]

Distance: About 2,352 miles [3,785.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the East.

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Multnomah County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the East.

Chester County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Chester County

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

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

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the East Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Brooklyn

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

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

South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km] to the East.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Lancaster County

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

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

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the East.

Texas

Shelby County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Shelby County

This community is historic.

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

Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the East.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East.

Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Pacific County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the East.

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Wetzel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the East Northeast.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooklyn. 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- Brooklyn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7483, Longitude: -111.9041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 331.933 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.776 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>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 Brooklyn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Brooklyn 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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