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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 Center Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Center Creek 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 Center Creek:
    • 40.478010, -111.357123
    • 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 Center Creek
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Center Creek ...

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.

  • Daniel [Wasatch County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
    • Daniel [Wasatch County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Center Creek
    • Estimated population in 2015: 1,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
  • Francis [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
    • Francis [Summit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Center Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
  • Hailstone [Wasatch County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hailstone
    • Hailstone [Wasatch County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Center Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hailstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hailstone
  • Hideout [Wasatch County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hideout
    • Hideout [Wasatch County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Center Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 998 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hideout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hideout
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    • Independence [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Wasatch County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Center Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Mound City [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Wasatch County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Center Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Mountain Spa [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Spa
      • Mountain Spa [Wasatch County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Center Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Spa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Spa
    • Timber Lakes [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lakes
      • Timber Lakes [Wasatch County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Center Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lakes<3>

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 Center Creek. 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 ...
    • Billy Casper     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Chula Vista (California) on Wednesday June 24, 1931 and died in Springville (Utah) on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the age of 83. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Springville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Center Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Casper<4>
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • 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 the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Orem is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Center Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<4>
    • Ken Hubbs     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 22. He is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Provo is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Center Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs<4>
    • William Mortensen     (Artist, photographer, author)
      • 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 is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California).
      • Park City is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Center Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen<4>
    • Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren     (Screenwriter)
    • Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey     (Professional golf)
      • 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 is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida).
      • Park City is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Center Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Heber City, which is the Seat of Wasatch County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Center Creek to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<5> 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) is 1,815 miles [2,921 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 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,002 miles [11,268.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,770 miles [12,504.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,744 miles [9,244.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wasatch County: www.co.wasatch.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4780, Longitude: -111.3571       In this case, the coordinates for Center Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Center Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.478 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.934 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.479 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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