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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Castle Rock:
    • 41.119442, -111.191426
    • 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 Castle Rock
  • 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 Castle Rock ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Castle Rock.

Within Utah, the name Castle Rock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Castle Rock lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Douglas County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Castle Rock.
    • Georgia
      • Dade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Castle Rock [Dade County].
    • Kansas
      • Gove County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Castle Rock [Gove County].
      • Trego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Castle Rock [Trego County].
    • Minnesota
      • Dakota County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Dakota County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dakota County community of Castle Rock.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Castle Rock [Jasper County].
      • Osage County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Castle Rock [Osage County].
    • Montana
      • Rosebud County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Castle Rock [Rosebud County].
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Castle Rock.
    • Oregon
      • Morrow County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Castle Rock [Morrow County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Delaware County and lies 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km]<1> to the east of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Castle Rock.
    • South Dakota
      • Butte County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Butte County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Castle Rock.
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Roanoke County and lies 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km]<1> to the east of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Castle Rock.
    • Washington
      • Cowlitz County
      • This Castle Rock is located in Cowlitz County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Castle Rock that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowlitz County community of Castle Rock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castle Rock ...

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.

  • Aspen [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Uinta County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Castle Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
  • Bear River [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
    • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Rock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
  • Beartown [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Uinta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Castle Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Coalville [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Summit County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Rock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,596 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalville<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Devils Slide [Morgan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Slide
      • Devils Slide [Morgan County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Castle Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Slide have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Echo [Summit County]
    • Echo Resort [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Resort
      • Echo Resort [Summit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Resort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Resort
    • Grass Creek [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Creek
      • Grass Creek [Summit County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Three Forks [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Uinta County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks

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 Castle Rock. 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 ...
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Castle Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Castle Rock once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Castle Rock and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Coalville, which is the Seat of Summit County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Castle Rock to Coalville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 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 7,727 miles [12,435.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,704 miles [9,179.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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About Summit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Castle Rock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castle Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1194, Longitude: -111.1914       In this case, the coordinates for Castle Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Castle Rock 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.
<3>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 Castle Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Castle Rock 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 331.408 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.908 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.333 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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