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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Magna.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Magna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Magna and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Magna

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Magna. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Magna.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Salt Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Since Magna is near Tooele County and also Davis County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tooele County

Sighting report for Davis County

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:

The Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Magna ...

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.

Arthur was located Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Arthur

Copper Cove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Copper Cove

Copper Hills Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Copper Hills Heights

Copperview lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Copperview

Cyprus Heights lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Cyprus Heights

Equestrian Springs lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Equestrian Springs

Falconcrest lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Falconcrest

Glen Heather lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Glen Heather

Highland lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Highland

Highland Meadows lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Highland Meadows

Jonesdale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Jonesdale

King Valley lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on King Valley

Majestic Grove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Majestic Grove

Martin Village lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Martin Village

Orchard View lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Orchard View

Progress lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Progress

Sue Ann lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Sue Ann

Teasel Downs lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Magna

Link to Google Map centered on Teasel Downs

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 Magna. 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.

Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at the age of 80.

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<2>

Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at the age of 88. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer<2>

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at the age of 87. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy<2>

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).

West Jordan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Magna

West Jordan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer<2>

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at the age of 83. He is buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).

West Jordan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Magna

West Jordan is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer<2>

Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the age of 60. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy<2>

Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday January 3, 1889 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Tueday December 18, 1928 at the age of 39. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard<2>

Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at the age of 70.

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<2>

Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young<2>

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday January 6, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 12, 2000 at the age of 87.

Salt Lake City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Magna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young<2>

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

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

  • Salt Lake City, which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Magna to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km]<1> to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,007 miles [11,276.7 km]<1> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,775 miles [12,512.6 km]<1> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,756 miles [9,263.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

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- Magna) 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 Magna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Magna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7091, Longitude: -112.1016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Magna to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.085 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.671 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.894 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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