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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sundance

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 Sundance. 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 Sundance.

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:

Sighting report for Utah County

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

Sighting report for Wasatch County

Sighting report for Salt Lake 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 Sundance ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Sundance.

Within Utah, the name Sundance is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, five are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

This Sundance lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

Hillsborough County

This Sundance is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Sundance.

This Sundance lies 1,364 miles [2,195.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

Glacier County

This Sundance is located in Glacier County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<1> to the north of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glacier County community of Sundance.

McKinley County

This Sundance is located in McKinley County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Sundance.

Spartanburg County

This Sundance is located in Spartanburg County and lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<1> to the east of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Sundance.

Crook County

This Sundance is located in Crook County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sundance that is located in Utah County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sundance

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crook County community of Sundance.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sundance ...

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.

Bunker lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Bunker

Christmas City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Christmas City

Daniel [Wasatch County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Daniel

Hardy lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Hardy

Lincoln lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Lincoln

Mound City [Wasatch County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Mound City

Mountain Spa [Wasatch County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Mountain Spa

Mutual Dell lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Mutual Dell

Pleasant Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Grove

Pleasant View lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant View

Snow lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Snow

Vineyard lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Vineyard

Wicks lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Wicks

Wildwood lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sundance

Link to Google Map centered on Wildwood

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 Sundance. 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 is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).

Springville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Sundance

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Casper<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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Sundance

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Sundance

West Jordan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Sundance

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Sundance

West Jordan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Sundance

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer<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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Sundance

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs<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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Sundance

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Sundance

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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Sundance

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

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

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

  • Provo, which is the Seat of Utah County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sundance to Provo, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,827 miles [2,940.3 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 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,013 miles [11,286.3 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 7,781 miles [12,522.3 km]<1> and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,756 miles [9,263.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.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 '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- Sundance) 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 Sundance. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sundance

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sundance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3932, Longitude: -111.5814     [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 Sundance 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 331.646 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.125 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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