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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Wakefield to:

  • Ogden [Map], which is the Seat of Weber County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Wakefield to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,971 miles [11,218.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,739 miles [12,454.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,723 miles [9,210.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wakefield ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Wakefield.

While the name Wakefield is unique within Utah, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Pima County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pima County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the East Southeast

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Wakefield, San Joaquin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in San Joaquin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the East

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Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km] to the East

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Kansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East

Douglas County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Spencer County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the East

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wakefield, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Wakefield, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the East

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km] to the East

Carroll County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the East

Charles County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Tate County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Dixon County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Dixon County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Wakefield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Bronx County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Westchester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Westchester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Wake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the East

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Oregon

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the East

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wakefield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Howard County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Howard County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Howard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for Wakefield, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East

Charlottesville City

Our profile page for Wakefield, Charlottesville City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the East

Surry County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East

Sussex County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the East

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Wakefield, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wakefield ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Hunting Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Wakefield   [Map]
Irene   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Misty Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Shadows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pioneer Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Plain City   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosehill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Slaterville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Wood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Willowcreek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

The official website for Weber County: www.co.weber.ut.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Wakefield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wakefield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2944, Longitude: -112.0855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wakefield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Wakefield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.841 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Wakefield 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.

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<8>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 Wakefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wakefield.



 
 
 

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