A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Orem.
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 Orem, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orem and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Orem
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 Orem. 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 Orem.
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 Utah County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Orem is near Weber County and also Wasatch County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Orem ...
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.
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 Orem. 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.
Professional golf. He was born in Chula Vista (California) on Wednesday June 24, 1931 and died in Springville (Utah) on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the age of 83. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].
Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].
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 was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].
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 was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Riverside (California) on Tueday December 23, 1941 and died in Provo (Utah) on Thursday February 13, 1964 at the age of 22. He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].
Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at the age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].
Screenwriter. He was born in Heber City (Utah) on Monday December 15, 1952 and died in Calabasas (California) on Tueday May 27, 2003 at the age of 50. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at the age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].
How Far From Orem 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 Orem to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Orem and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Orem: www.orem.org/
The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/
The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 08 Jan 2020