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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 Mills Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mills Junction 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 Mills Junction:
    • 40.653202, -112.289178
    • 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 Mills Junction
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mills Junction ...

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.

  • Angels Grove [Tooele County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angels Grove
    • Angels Grove [Tooele County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mills Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angels Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angels Grove
  • Arthur [Salt Lake County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Salt Lake County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mills Junction
  • Copper Cove [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Cove
    • Copper Cove [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Mills Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper Cove
  • Copperfield [Salt Lake County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperfield
    • Copperfield [Salt Lake County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mills Junction
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Copperfield. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Former name for Copperfield:
    • Upper Bingham
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    • Cyprus Heights [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyprus Heights
      • Cyprus Heights [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mills Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyprus Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyprus Heights
    • Grantsville [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Tooele County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mills Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<4>
    • Highland [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Mills Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Lincoln [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Tooele County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mills Junction
      • Former names for Lincoln:
      • Lake View
      • Pine Canyon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Majestic Grove [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic Grove
      • Majestic Grove [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mills Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic Grove
    • Marshall [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Tooele County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mills Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Tad Park [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tad Park
      • Tad Park [Tooele County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mills Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tad Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tad Park

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 Mills Junction. 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.

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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<5>
    • Parley Baer     (Actor)
    • Wilford Brimley     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday September 27, 1934 and died in Saint George (Utah) on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Salt Lake City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilford Brimley<5>
    • Bob Clotworthy     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy<5>
    • Don Fullmer     (Professional boxer)
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • West Jordan is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer<5>
    • Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer     (Professional boxer)
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • West Jordan is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer<5>
    • Dave Hrechkosy     (Professional hockey)
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy<5>
    • Edward Hubbard     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz     (Anthropologist)
      • 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. We don't have any burial details.
      • Salt Lake City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<5>
    • Brigham Young     (Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS))
      • 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 Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young<5>
    • Loretta Young     (Oscar winning actress)
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mills Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tooele, which is the Seat of Tooele County and lies just to the South.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Mills Junction to Salt Lake City, 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,015 miles [11,289.5 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 7,783 miles [12,525.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,765 miles [9,277.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Tooele County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tooele County: www.co.tooele.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mills Junction) 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 Mills Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mills JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mills Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6532, Longitude: -112.2892    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Mills Junction 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 332.228 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.834 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.008 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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