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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista. 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 Buena Vista.

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

The Weber County sighting report from eBird.

Since Buena Vista is near Box Elder County and also Davis County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Box Elder 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 Buena Vista.

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

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

  • Ogden [Map], which is the Seat of Weber County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Buena Vista to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,841 miles [2,962.8 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 6,967 miles [11,212.3 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 7,735 miles [12,448.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,719 miles [9,203.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buena Vista ...

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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Buena Vista   [Map]

Cottonwood Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Hill Top   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hunting Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Irene   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Jillville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Lakeview Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Majestic Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Misty Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Mountain Shadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Paradise Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Scottish Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunny Slope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Willowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Willowcreek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] 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 Buena Vista. 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.

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Buena Vista

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<7>

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Buena Vista

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Buena Vista

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Buena Vista

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Communities Also Named Buena Vista ...

We have found 87 communities that share the name Buena Vista.

Within Utah, there are 2 communities which are also named Buena Vista. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 85 communities in the United States and Canada - with 86 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Utah

Communities outside of Utah


Other Communities Located In Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the South.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Monroe County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Graham County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Amador County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Mariposa County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Monterey County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Monterey County   [Map]

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Nevada County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Nevada County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Southwest.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Santa Clara County   [Map]

Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Tehama County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Tehama County   [Map]

Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Chaffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Miami-Dade County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,930 miles [3,106 km] to the East Southeast.

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Saint Johns County

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

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

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bartow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the East.

Marion County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Troup County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Troup County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the East.

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Stephenson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the East.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the East.

Gibson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Gibson County

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

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the East.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the East.

Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Clayton County

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

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

Clinton County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East.

Lee County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the East.

Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, 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.

Lyon County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lyon County

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

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

Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Garrard County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the East.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the East.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km] to the East.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km] to the East.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East.

Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Jefferson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Tippah County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Tippah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Platte County

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

Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Mineral County

This community is historic.

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

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Atlantic County

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

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

New Mexico

Harding County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Harding County

This community is historic.

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

Mora County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Mora County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Southeast.

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Rio Arriba County   [Map]

Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southeast.

Socorro County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Socorro County

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

Taos County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Taos County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bertie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the East.

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Buncombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East.

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Forsyth County   [Map]

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

Hertford County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Hertford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the East.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Butler County

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

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the East.

Hocking County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Hocking County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the East.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Scioto County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km] to the East.

Van Wert County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Van Wert County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East.

Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the East.

Blair County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Blair County

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

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

Butler County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the East.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Franklin County

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

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km] to the East.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Buena Vista

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

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the East.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the East.

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bexar County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the Southeast.

Cameron County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Cameron County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the Southeast.

Duval County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the Southeast.

El Paso County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, El Paso County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Ellis County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Ellis County

This community is historic.

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

Pecos County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Pecos County   [Map]

Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Southeast.

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, San Patricio County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the Southeast.

Starr County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Starr County   [Map]

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

Zapata County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Zapata County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the Southeast.

Virginia

Buena Vista City

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Buena Vista City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the East.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the East.

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Rockbridge County

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

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

Washington

Island County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Island County

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Kanawha County

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

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

Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Waukesha County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the East Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Weber County: www.co.weber.ut.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Buena Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3230, Longitude: -112.0016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 332.063 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.697 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.79 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 Buena Vista, 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 Buena Vista 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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