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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Castlefield Downs 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 Castlefield Downs. 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 Castlefield Downs.

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

The Salt Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Castlefield Downs is near Utah County and also Davis County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Utah County

Sighting report for Davis 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 Castlefield Downs.

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the North.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the North (N).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Castlefield Downs to White House, with an average speed<2>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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 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 7,774 miles [12,511 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,752 miles [9,256.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castlefield Downs ...

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.

Bee and Gee   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Castlefield Downs   [Map]

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

Candlelite Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

Cherry Tree Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Chevy Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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

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

Emerald Isle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Enchanted Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Fisher Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Grant   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Haven Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hidden Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Holly Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Indian Wells   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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

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

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

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

Normandy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Olympus View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Paradise Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Phoenician Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Ridge Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Sandra Way   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Silver Shadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Stevenson Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Tall Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Twin Peaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Twin Peaks Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Twin Willows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

Union View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Center   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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

Willow Hill   -   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 Castlefield Downs. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at an age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Orem [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Castlefield Downs

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Castlefield Downs

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Castlefield Downs

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Castlefield Downs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

Ken Hubbs

Major League Baseball. He was born in Riverside (California) on Tueday December 23, 1941 and died in Provo (Utah) on Thursday February 13, 1964 at an age of 22. He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Provo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Screenwriter. He was born in Heber City (Utah) on Monday December 15, 1952 and died in Calabasas (California) on Tueday May 27, 2003 at an age of 50. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Heber City [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Castlefield Downs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castlefield Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6333, Longitude: -111.8730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castlefield Downs 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 Castlefield Downs 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 331.898 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.767 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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