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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Capitol Hill

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 Capitol Hill. 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 Capitol Hill.

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:

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Since Capitol Hill 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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Capitol Hill ...

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.

Capitol   -   Less than 2 miles<1> to the Southwest of Capitol Hill   [Map]

Colorado   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Edwards   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ensign Downs   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

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

Fraternity Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Glenn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Granite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hunters   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lake View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Perrys Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Salt Lake City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Snow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Superior   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

University   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

University Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Virginia Heights   -   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 Capitol Hill. 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.

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 [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<2>

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 the age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

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 was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

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 was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

West Jordan [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don 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 the age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

West Jordan [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

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

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 was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

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 the age of 39. He was buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

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 [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

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

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 was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

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 was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

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 the age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Capitol Hill

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

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 the age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham 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 the age of 87.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Capitol Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Capitol Hill to White House, with an average speed<3>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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,996 miles [11,259 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,765 miles [12,496.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,744 miles [9,244.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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 Capitol Hill. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Capitol Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capitol Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7844, Longitude: -111.8674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capitol Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Capitol Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.908 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.468 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.752 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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