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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 Leota, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leota 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 Leota:
    • 40.188852, -109.652639
    • 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 Leota
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Uintah County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Uintah County
    • Since Leota is near Duchesne County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Duchesne 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Leota ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Leota.

Within Utah, the name Leota is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Scott County
      • This Leota is located in Scott County and lies 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km]<1> to the east of the Leota that is located in Uintah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Leota.
    • Iowa
      • Sac 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 Leota [Sac County].
    • Kansas
      • Norton 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 Kansas community of Leota [Norton County].
    • Michigan
      • Clare County
      • This Leota is located in Clare County and lies 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Leota that is located in Uintah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clare County community of Leota.
    • Minnesota
      • Nobles County
      • This Leota is located in Nobles County and lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Leota that is located in Uintah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nobles County community of Leota.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Leota is located in Washington County and lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Leota that is located in Uintah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Leota.
    • Missouri
      • Howell County
      • This Leota is located in Howell County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km]<1> to the east of the Leota that is located in Uintah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howell County community of Leota.
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham 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 North Carolina community of Leota [Chatham County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler 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 Leota [Butler County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leota ...

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.

  • Cedarview [Duchesne County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
    • Cedarview [Duchesne County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Leota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dry Fork [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
    • Dry Fork [Uintah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Leota
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
  • Escalante Crossing [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escalante Crossing
    • Escalante Crossing [Uintah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Leota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escalante Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escalante Crossing
  • Gusher [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gusher
    • Gusher [Uintah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Leota
    • Former names for Gusher:
    • Moffat
    • Sober City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gusher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gusher<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Independence [Uintah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Uintah County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Leota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jensen [Uintah County]
    • Little Bonanza [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Bonanza
      • Little Bonanza [Uintah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Leota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Bonanza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Bonanza
    • Naples [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Uintah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Leota
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naples<4>
    • Red Wash [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Wash
      • Red Wash [Uintah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Leota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Wash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Wash

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 Leota. 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)
      • Actress. She was born in Roosevelt (Utah) on Wednesday October 13, 1920 and died in Ivins (Utah) on Saturday November 10, 2007 at the age of 87. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Roosevelt is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Leota.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laraine Day<5>

How Far From Leota to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Leota to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vernal, which is the Seat of Uintah County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leota to Vernal, 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 6 hours.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,976 miles [11,226.8 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 7,743 miles [12,461.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,703 miles [9,178.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Uintah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Uintah County: www.co.uintah.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- Leota) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1889, Longitude: -109.6526       In this case, the coordinates for Leota have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Leota 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>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.
<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 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.
<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 Leota 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 330.121 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.309 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.524 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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