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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Castle 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 Castle. 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 Castle.

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

The Davis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Castle is near Salt Lake County and also Summit County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Sighting report for Summit 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 Castle.

How Far From Castle to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Castle to Farmington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the South (S).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 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 6,993 miles [11,254.1 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 7,762 miles [12,491.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,742 miles [9,240.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castle ...

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.

Brown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Castle   [Map]

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

Garden Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Golden Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Harbor Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hillside Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Hillside Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Jenkins Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadow Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Monarch Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Mountain Aire   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Mountains Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Orchard Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Paul   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Skyline Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Spring Meadow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Stanley Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Star Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Summer Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

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

Valley Side   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Side Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Wildwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Woods Cross   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Castle. 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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)

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 an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>

Parley Baer

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

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum

Bob Clotworthy

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 an age of 87. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

Don Fullmer

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 an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Castle

West Jordan [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' 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 an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Castle

West Jordan [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Castle

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

Dave Hrechkosy

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 an age of 60. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

Edward Hubbard

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

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

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 an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Castle

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

William Mortensen

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 an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Castle

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Castle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Communities Also Named Castle ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Castle.

While the name Castle is unique within Utah, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

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California

Merced County

Our profile page for Castle, Merced County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Castle, San Joaquin County

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

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

Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Castle, Randolph County

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

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

Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Castle, Lawrence County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the East.

Martin County

Our profile page for Castle, Martin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the East.

Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Castle, Saginaw County

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

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

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Castle, Washington County

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

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

Missouri

Andrew County

Our profile page for Castle, Andrew County

This community is historic.

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Castle, Sullivan County

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

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

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Castle, Westchester County

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

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

Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Castle, Okfuskee County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East Southeast.

Oregon

Morrow County

Our profile page for Castle, Morrow County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County: www.daviscountyutah.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Castle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8472, Longitude: -111.9088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castle 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 Castle 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 331.946 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.772 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>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 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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<9>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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