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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 Richardson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richardson 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 Richardson:
    • 38.702051, -109.371936
    • 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 Richardson
  • 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 Richardson ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Richardson.

Within Utah, the name Richardson is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 27 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Richardson is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Richardson.
      • Washington 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 Alabama community of Richardson [Washington County].
    • Alaska
      • 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 Alaska community of Richardson.
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Richardson is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Richardson.
    • Georgia
      • Rockdale County
      • This Richardson is located in Rockdale County and lies 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockdale County community of Richardson.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Richardson is located in Kane County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Richardson.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Richardson is located in Leavenworth County and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Richardson.
      • Osage 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 Richardson [Osage County].
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Richardson [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Richardson is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Richardson.
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • This Richardson is located in Washington Parish and lies 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington Parish community of Richardson.
    • Michigan
      • Schoolcraft 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 Michigan community of Richardson [Schoolcraft County].
    • Mississippi
      • Hancock 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 Mississippi community of Richardson [Hancock County].
      • Pearl River County
      • This Richardson is located in Pearl River County and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pearl River County community of Richardson.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Richardson lies 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Richardson [Hillsborough County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Richardson.
    • North Carolina
      • Bladen County
      • This Richardson is located in Bladen County and lies 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Richardson.
    • Ontario
      • This Richardson lies 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Richardson is located in Lane County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Richardson.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Richardson lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Tennessee
      • Lawrence County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Richardson [Lawrence County].
      • Tipton 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 Tennessee community of Richardson [Tipton County].
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Richardson is located in Dallas County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Richardson.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • This Richardson is located in Carroll County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Richardson.
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Richardson is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Richardson.
      • New Kent County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Richardson [New Kent County].
    • Washington
      • San Juan County
      • This Richardson is located in San Juan County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Richardson.
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Richardson is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km]<1> to the east of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Richardson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Polk County
      • This Richardson is located in Polk County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richardson that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Richardson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richardson ...

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.

  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
  • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
  • Castle Valley [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
    • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elba [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Grand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Vista [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Grand County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Richardson once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Richardson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Moab, which is the Seat of Grand County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Richardson to Moab, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 195 miles [313.8 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,730 miles [2,784.2 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 7,057 miles [11,357.1 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 7,823 miles [12,589.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,773 miles [9,290.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richardson) 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 Richardson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichardsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7021, Longitude: -109.3719    
<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 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 Richardson 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>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 Richardson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<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 Richardson 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 329.751 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.732 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.48 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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