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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 Dewey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dewey 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 Dewey:
    • 38.813923, -109.296818
    • 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 Dewey
  • 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 Dewey ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Dewey.

There is one other community in Utah which is also named Dewey.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 33 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Utah ...
    • Box Elder County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Dewey [Box Elder County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Dewey is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km]<2> to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Dewey.
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This Dewey is located in Yavapai County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Dewey.
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Dewey is located in Chicot County and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Dewey.
      • White County
      • This Dewey is located in White County and lies 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Dewey.
    • British Columbia
      • This Dewey lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Dewey [Hillsborough County].
    • Idaho
      • Owyhee County
      • This Dewey is located in Owyhee County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owyhee County community of Dewey.
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Dewey is located in Champaign County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km]<2> to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Dewey.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • This Dewey is located in Vigo County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<2> to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vigo County community of Dewey.
    • Iowa
      • Cass County
      • This Dewey is located in Cass County and lies 785 miles [1,263.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Dewey.
    • Kansas
      • Edwards County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Edwards County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edwards County community of Dewey.
    • Michigan
      • Alger County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Dewey [Alger County].
      • Kent 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 Michigan community of Dewey [Kent County].
      • Marquette 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 Michigan community of Dewey [Marquette County].
      • Shiawassee 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 Michigan community of Dewey [Shiawassee County].
    • Missouri
      • Adair County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Adair County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Dewey.
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dewey [Franklin County].
      • Polk 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 Missouri community of Dewey [Polk County].
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This Dewey is located in Beaverhead County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Dewey.
      • Custer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Dewey [Custer County].
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Dewey.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Dewey [Monroe County].
    • Ohio
      • Trumbull 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 Ohio community of Dewey [Trumbull County].
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This community is historic and although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Dewey.
    • Oklahoma
      • Washington County
      • This Dewey is located in Washington County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<2> to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Dewey.
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill 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 Dewey [Yamhill County].
    • South Dakota
      • Custer County
      • This Dewey is located in Custer County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Dewey.
    • Texas
      • Montague County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Dewey [Montague County].
    • Virginia
      • Bedford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Dewey [Bedford County].
      • Wise County
      • This Dewey is located in Wise County and lies 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km]<2> to the east of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Dewey.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This Dewey is located in Skagit County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<2> to the northwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Dewey.
      • Whatcom County
      • This Dewey is located in Whatcom County and lies 947 miles [1,524 km] to the northwest of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Dewey.
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Dewey is located in Douglas County and lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Dewey that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Dewey.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dewey ...

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.

  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Dewey
  • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Grand County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Dewey
  • Castle Valley [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
    • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Dewey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Dewey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Elba [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Grand County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Dewey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Dewey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Dewey
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Vista [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Grand County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Dewey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista

How Far From Dewey 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 Dewey 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 Dewey once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Dewey and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Moab, which is the Seat of Grand County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dewey to Moab, with an average speed<6> 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 192 miles [309 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,815 miles [12,577 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,764 miles [9,276.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dewey 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dewey) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dewey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DeweyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dewey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8139, Longitude: -109.2968       In this case, the coordinates for Dewey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Dewey, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Dewey to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.705 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.688 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.43 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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