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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Butte:
    • 40.754946, -111.919659
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Butte
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Butte ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Butte.

Within Utah, the name Butte is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Butte lies 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Butte that is located in Salt Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
    • Alberta
      • This Butte lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the north of the Butte that is located in Salt Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
    • California
      • Amador County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Amador County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Butte.
    • Idaho
      • Cassia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Butte [Cassia County].
    • Kansas
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Butte [Logan County].
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • This Butte is located in Silver Bow County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the north of the Butte that is located in Salt Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Silver Bow County community of Butte.
    • Nebraska
      • Boyd County
      • This Butte is located in Boyd County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Butte that is located in Salt Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Butte.
    • North Dakota
      • McLean County
      • This Butte is located in McLean County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Butte that is located in Salt Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Butte.
    • Oklahoma
      • Butte #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Butte.
    • South Dakota
      • Butte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Butte [Butte County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butte ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blaine [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Bullock [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
    • Bullock [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
  • Cannon [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon
    • Cannon [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon
  • City Park [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City Park
    • City Park [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City Park
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    • Colorado [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colorado
      • Colorado [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colorado have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colorado
    • Edwards [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
    • Fountain Place [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Place
      • Fountain Place [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Place
    • Foxs [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxs
      • Foxs [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxs
    • Franklin [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Glenn [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn
      • Glenn [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
    • Golden Park [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Park
      • Golden Park [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Park
    • Granite [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
      • Granite [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
    • Great Westside [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Westside
      • Great Westside [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Westside
    • High Avenue [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Avenue
      • High Avenue [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Avenue have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Avenue
    • Holland [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Hunters [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters
      • Hunters [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters
    • Jones [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Jordan Place [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Place
      • Jordan Place [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Place
    • Lincoln Park [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Lincoln Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Village
      • Lincoln Village [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Village
    • Martins [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins
      • Martins [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins
    • Mead Circle [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead Circle
      • Mead Circle [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mead Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead Circle
    • Poplar Place [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Place
      • Poplar Place [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Place
    • Rock Springs [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
      • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Butte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
      • Former name for Salt Lake City:
      • Great Salt Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<5>
    • Silver Park [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Park
      • Silver Park [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Park
    • Snow [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow
      • Snow [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow
    • Temple View [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple View
      • Temple View [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple View
    • Thorn [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorn
      • Thorn [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorn
    • University [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • Wahoo [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahoo
      • Wahoo [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahoo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahoo

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 Butte. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • 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 the age of 80.
      • Salt Lake City is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<6>
    • Parley Baer     (Actor)
    • Bob Clotworthy     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • 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 the age of 87. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy<6>
    • Don Fullmer     (Professional boxer)
      • 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 the age of 72. He is buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • West Jordan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Butte.
      • West Jordan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer<6>
    • Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer     (Professional boxer)
      • 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 the age of 83. He is buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • West Jordan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Butte.
      • West Jordan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer<6>
    • Dave Hrechkosy     (Professional hockey)
      • 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 the age of 60. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy<6>
    • Edward Hubbard     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz     (Anthropologist)
      • 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 the age of 70.
      • Salt Lake City is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<6>
    • William Mortensen     (Artist, photographer, author)
      • 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 the age of 68. He is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California).
      • Park City is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen<6>
    • Danny Walton     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 70. He is buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah).
      • Morgan is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton<6>
    • Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey     (Professional golf)
    • Brigham Young     (Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS))
    • Loretta Young     (Oscar winning actress)
      • 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 the age of 87.
      • Salt Lake City is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Butte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Butte and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Salt Lake City, which is the Seat of Salt Lake County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the east northeast (ENE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Butte to White House, with an average speed<7>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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,999 miles [11,263.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,768 miles [12,501.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Butte. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Butte) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7549, Longitude: -111.9197       In this case, the coordinates for Butte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Butte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Butte 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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Butte to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.946 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.511 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.785 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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