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Introduction ...

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

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 South Jordan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Jordan and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Jordan

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 South Jordan. 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 South Jordan.

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 South Jordan is near Utah County and also Tooele County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Utah County

Sighting report for Tooele 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 South Jordan ...

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.

Angel Street lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Angel Street

Blue Star Meadows lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Blue Star Meadows

Clover Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Clover Hills

Clover Ridge lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Clover Ridge

Crescent lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Crescent

Crescent Ridge lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Crescent Ridge

Crystal Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Crystal Hills

David Street lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on David Street

Dry Creek lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Dry Creek

Edenbrooke lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Edenbrooke

Farm Meadows lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Farm Meadows

Featherwood Village lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Featherwood Village

Freeman Butterfield lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Freeman Butterfield

Green Willows lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Green Willows

Greenfield lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Greenfield

Greenfield Farms lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Greenfield Farms

Greenfield Meadows lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Greenfield Meadows

Greenwood Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Greenwood Park

Heritage Heights lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Heritage Heights

Heritage Villa lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Heritage Villa

Lane Village lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Lane Village

Majestic Cove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Majestic Cove

Majestic Heights lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Majestic Heights

Marblewood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Marblewood

Meadow Lane lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Meadow Lane

Meadowridge lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Meadowridge

Medallion Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Medallion Cove

Mingo Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Mingo Park

Park Avenue lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Park Avenue

Purple Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Purple Hills

Sandy City lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Sandy City

Sandy Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Sandy Heights

Silver Sage lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Sage

Spring Hollow lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Hollow

Twin Lakes lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Twin Lakes

Union Square lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of South Jordan

Link to Google Map centered on Union Square

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 South Jordan. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).

Orem is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Jordan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of South Jordan

West Jordan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of South Jordan

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of South Jordan

West Jordan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of South Jordan

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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

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 is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).

Provo is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of South Jordan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of South Jordan

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

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 is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California).

Park City is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of South Jordan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen<2>

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 is buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Heber City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of South Jordan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren<2>

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 is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida).

Park City is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of South Jordan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey<2>

How Far From South Jordan 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 city such as South Jordan to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Salt Lake City, which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the North. If you could walk a straight line from South Jordan to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the North (N). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,844 miles [2,967.6 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 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,012 miles [11,284.7 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 7,780 miles [12,520.7 km]<1> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,758 miles [9,266.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Jordan: www.southjordancity.org/

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Jordan) 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 South Jordan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Jordan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Jordan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5623, Longitude: -111.9387     [Map].
<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 South Jordan 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 331.943 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.49 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.81 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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