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

  • 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 Central:
    • 37.42256, -113.622801
    • 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 Central
  • 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 Central ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Central.

Within Utah, the name Central is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 55 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 55 communities, 54 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Central is located in Cullman County and lies 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Central.
      • Elmore County
      • This Central is located in Elmore County and lies 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Central.
      • Jackson County
      • This Central is located in Jackson County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km] to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Central.
    • Alaska
      • This Central lies 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Arizona
      • Graham County
      • This Central is located in Graham County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graham County community of Central.
    • Arkansas
      • Clark County
      • This Central is located in Clark County and lies 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Central.
      • Cross County
      • This Central is located in Cross County and lies 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cross County community of Central.
      • Hot Spring County
      • This Central is located in Hot Spring County and lies 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Central.
      • Sebastian 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 Arkansas community of Central [Sebastian County].
      • Sevier 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 Arkansas community of Central [Sevier County].
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • This Central is located in Yolo County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Central.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough 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 Florida community of Central [Hillsborough County].
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This Central is located in Caribou County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Central.
      • Owyhee 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 Idaho community of Central [Owyhee County].
    • Illinois
      • Kendall County
      • This Central is located in Kendall County and lies 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Central.
    • Indiana
      • Harrison County
      • This Central is located in Harrison County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Central.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Central is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Central.
    • Iowa
      • Scott 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 Iowa community of Central [Scott County].
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • This Central is located in Anderson County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Central.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Central is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Central.
      • Saint James Parish
      • This Central is located in Saint James Parish and lies 1,396 miles [2,246.6 km] to the east southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint James Parish community of Central.
      • Terrebonne Parish
      • This Central is located in Terrebonne Parish and lies 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the east southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terrebonne Parish community of Central.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Central [Suffolk County].
    • Michigan
      • Keweenaw County
      • This Central is located in Keweenaw County and lies 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keweenaw County community of Central.
    • Minnesota
      • Koochiching County
      • This Central is located in Koochiching County and lies 1,239 miles [1,994 km]<1> to the northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Koochiching County community of Central.
    • Mississippi
      • George County
      • This Central is located in George County and lies 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the George County community of Central.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson 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 Central [Jackson County].
      • Madison County
      • This Central is located in Madison County and lies 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Central.
      • Saint Louis City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Central [Saint Louis City].
    • Nevada
      • Nye 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 Nevada community of Central [Nye County].
      • Pershing County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Central [Pershing County].
    • New Jersey
      • Essex 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 New Jersey community of Central [Essex County].
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This Central is located in Grant County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Central.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell County
      • This Central is located in Iredell County and lies 1,802 miles [2,900 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Central.
    • Ontario
      • This Central lies 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Oregon
      • Linn 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 Oregon community of Central [Linn County].
      • Multnomah 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 Central [Multnomah County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Pennsylvania community of Central [Allegheny County].
      • Columbia County
      • This Central is located in Columbia County and lies 1,991 miles [3,204.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Central.
      • Washington 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 Pennsylvania community of Central [Washington County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Central is located in Westmoreland County and lies 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Central.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • This Central is located in Pickens County and lies 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Central.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Central is located in Carter County and lies 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km]<1> to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Central.
      • Gibson 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 Tennessee community of Central [Gibson County].
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Central is located in Lauderdale County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the east of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Central.
      • Obion 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 Tennessee community of Central [Obion County].
    • Texas
      • Angelina County
      • This Central is located in Angelina County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Angelina County community of Central.
      • Cherokee 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 Texas community of Central [Cherokee County].
      • Tarrant 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 Texas community of Central [Tarrant County].
    • Virginia
      • Arlington 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 Virginia community of Central [Arlington County].
      • Richmond City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Central [Richmond City].
    • Washington
      • Yakima 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 Washington community of Central [Yakima County].
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge 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 West Virginia community of Central [Doddridge County].
      • Fayette 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 West Virginia community of Central [Fayette County].
      • Wood County
      • This Central is located in Wood County and lies 1,733 miles [2,789 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Central that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Central.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central ...

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.

  • Browse [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browse
    • Browse [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Central
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browse
  • Bull Valley [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Valley
    • Bull Valley [Washington County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Central
  • Enterprise [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Central
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,890 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<4>
  • Gunlock [Washington County]
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hebron [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Washington County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Central
      • Former name for Hebron:
      • Shoal Creek
    • Iron Mountain [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mountain
      • Iron Mountain [Iron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Central
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Mountain
    • Little Pinto [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pinto
      • Little Pinto [Iron County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Central
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Little Pinto. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Little Pinto has also been known as:
      • Page Ranch
    • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Meadows
      • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Central
    • New Harmony [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Central
      • Estimated population in 2019: 234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harmony<4>
    • Old Irontown [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Irontown
      • Old Irontown [Iron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Central
      • Old Irontown has also been known as:
      • Iron City
      • Irontown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Irontown
    • Shivwits [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivwits
      • Shivwits [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Central
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivwits
    • Silver Reef [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Reef
      • Silver Reef [Washington County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Central

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 Central. 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 ...
    • Laraine Day     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Central to Saint George, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,014 miles [12,897.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washco.state.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- Central) 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 Central. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Central

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4226, Longitude: -113.6228    
<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 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 Central 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 Central, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Central to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.934 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.405 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.946 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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