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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 Hurricane, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hurricane 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 Hurricane:
    • 37.176536, -113.291857
    • 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 Hurricane
  • 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 Hurricane ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hurricane.

Within Utah, the name Hurricane is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Hurricane is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,512 miles [2,433.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Hurricane.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Hurricane [Lauderdale County].
    • Alaska
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Hurricane.
    • Arkansas
      • Saline County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Hurricane [Saline County].
    • Georgia
      • Appling County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Hurricane [Appling County].
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Hurricane [Greene County].
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Hurricane [Montgomery County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Hurricane is located in Pike County and lies 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Hurricane.
    • Louisiana
      • Claiborne Parish
      • This Hurricane is located in Claiborne Parish and lies 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne Parish community of Hurricane.
    • Mississippi
      • Attala County
      • This Hurricane is located in Attala County and lies 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Attala County community of Hurricane.
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Hurricane is located in Pontotoc County and lies 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Hurricane.
      • Warren County
      • This Hurricane is located in Warren County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km] to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Hurricane.
    • Missouri
      • Bollinger County
      • This Hurricane is located in Bollinger County and lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bollinger County community of Hurricane.
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Hurricane [Lincoln County].
      • Washington County
      • This Hurricane is located in Washington County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hurricane.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Hurricane is located in Herkimer County and lies 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Hurricane.
    • North Carolina
      • Haywood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Hurricane [Haywood County].
      • Madison County
      • This Hurricane is located in Madison County and lies 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Hurricane.
    • Tennessee
      • Jackson County
      • This Hurricane is located in Jackson County and lies 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Hurricane.
      • Maury County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Hurricane [Maury County].
      • Wilson County
      • This Hurricane is located in Wilson County and lies 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Hurricane.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Hurricane is located in Wise County and lies 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km]<1> to the east of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Hurricane.
    • West Virginia
      • Putnam County
      • This Hurricane is located in Putnam County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Hurricane.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Hurricane is located in Grant County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hurricane that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Hurricane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hurricane ...

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.

  • Adventure [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adventure
    • Adventure [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Hurricane
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Adventure. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Apple Valley [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hurricane
    • Estimated population in 2019: 844 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Valley<5>
  • Big Plain Junction [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Plain Junction
    • Big Plain Junction [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hurricane
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Plain Junction
  • Browse [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browse
    • Browse [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hurricane
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browse
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Harrisburg [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hurricane
      • Former names for Harrisburg:
      • Cottonwood
      • Harrisville
    • Harrisburg Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg Junction
      • Harrisburg Junction [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hurricane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg Junction
    • Rockville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<5>
    • Silver Reef [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Reef
      • Silver Reef [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hurricane
    • Virgin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgin
      • Virgin [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hurricane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 658 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgin<5>

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 Hurricane. 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 Hurricane 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 city such as Hurricane to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hurricane to Saint George, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 258 miles [415.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,252 miles [11,671 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 8,020 miles [12,906.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hurricane: www.ci.hurricane.ut.us/

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 '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- Hurricane) 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 Hurricane. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hurricane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1765, Longitude: -113.2919    
<2>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 Hurricane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hurricane 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<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 Hurricane 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 332.641 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.034 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.766 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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