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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Carr 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 Carr. 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 Carr.

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

Sighting report for Davis County

Sighting report for Box Elder 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 Carr.

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

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

  • Ogden [Map], which is the Seat of Weber County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Carr to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 1,837 miles [2,956.4 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 6,968 miles [11,213.9 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 7,737 miles [12,451.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,720 miles [9,205.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carr ...

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.

Chamberlains   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Carr   [Map]

Cinnamon Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Downs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Dundee Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Five Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Green Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenfield   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Heritage Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Hunters   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jillville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jumpoff Canyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Maple Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadowlark Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Melody Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Mountain Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Mystic Mountain   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Packer Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Pearwood Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Quail Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Riders   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Stone Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Townside Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

University Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

University Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Willowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Carr. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Carr

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Carr

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Carr

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Carr

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Communities Also Named Carr ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Carr.

While the name Carr is unique within Utah, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Carr, Poinsett County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Carr, Santa Barbara County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Southwest.

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Carr, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East.

Florida

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Carr, Calhoun County

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

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

Michigan

Mason County

Our profile page for Carr, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Carr, Saint Louis County

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

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

Stone County

Our profile page for Carr, Stone County

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

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Carr   [Map]

Distance: About 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km] to the East Northeast.

New Mexico

Cibola County

Our profile page for Carr, Cibola County

This community is historic.

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

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Carr, DeBaca County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Carr, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Carr   [Map]

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

Texas

Titus County

Our profile page for Carr, Titus County

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

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

Victoria County

Our profile page for Carr, Victoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Southeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2594, Longitude: -111.9127     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carr 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 Carr 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 331.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.603 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.743 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 Carr, 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 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 Carr 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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