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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Summit Park

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 Summit Park. 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 Summit Park.

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 Summit County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Summit County

Since Summit Park is near Salt Lake County and also Wasatch County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Sighting report for Wasatch 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

Communities Also Named Summit Park ...

We have found five communities that share the name Summit Park.

Within Utah, the name Summit Park is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

El Paso County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Summit Park [El Paso County].

Baltimore County

This Summit Park is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km]<2> to the east of the Summit Park that is located in Summit County.

Link to Google Map centered on Summit Park

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Summit Park.

Rockland County

This Summit Park is located in Rockland County and lies 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Summit Park that is located in Summit County.

Link to Google Map centered on Summit Park

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockland County community of Summit Park.

Skagit County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Summit Park [Skagit County].

Harrison County

This Summit Park is located in Harrison County and lies 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km]<2> to the east of the Summit Park that is located in Summit County.

Link to Google Map centered on Summit Park

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Summit Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summit Park ...

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.

Burnt Flat [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Burnt Flat

Forest Home [Salt Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Forest Home

Jeremy Ranch lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Jeremy Ranch

Little Mountain [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Little Mountain

Maple City [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Maple City

Merrywood [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Merrywood

Mountain Top Park [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Mountain Top Park

Park City lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Park City

Pine Lodge [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Pine Lodge

Pine Tree [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Pine Tree

Pinecrest [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Pinecrest

Quad [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Quad

Silver Fork [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Fork

Silver Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Springs

Solitude [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Solitude

Spring Glen [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Summit Park

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Glen

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 Summit Park. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy<3>

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Summit Park

West Jordan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer<3>

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Summit Park

West Jordan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<3>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen<3>

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at the age of 70. He is buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah).

Morgan is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton<3>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey<3>

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Summit Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young<3>

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

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

  • Coalville, which is the Seat of Summit County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Summit Park to Coalville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West (W). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km]<2> to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km]<2> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,761 miles [12,490.1 km]<2> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,738 miles [9,234.4 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Summit County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Summit Park 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Summit Park) 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 Summit Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summit Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7458, Longitude: -111.6116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Summit Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.703 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.223 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.606 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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