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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies just to the South.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Walker to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,838 miles [2,958 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 72 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 6,979 miles [11,231.6 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 7,747 miles [12,467.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,729 miles [9,219.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walker ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Walker.

While the name Walker is unique within Utah, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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 GeorgiaMassachusettsOregonWyoming
 IdahoMichiganPennsylvania 

Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Walker, Colbert County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the East

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Walker, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the South

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Walker, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the East Southeast

White County

Our profile page for Walker, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the East Southeast

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Walker   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the North Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walker, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Southwest

Mono County

Our profile page for Walker, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Southwest

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Walker, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Walker, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Walker, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the East

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Walker, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Walker, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the North

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Walker, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the East

Will County

Our profile page for Walker, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the East

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Walker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Walker, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Walker, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the East Southeast

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Walker, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,178 miles [3,505.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Walker, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Walker, Bristol County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bristol County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Walker, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East Northeast

Ottawa County

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

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Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Walker, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Walker, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Walker, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Walker, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Walker, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

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

Tulsa County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Walker, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Walker, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the East

Tioga County

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

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Walker, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Corson County

Our profile page for Walker, Corson County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Fort Bend County

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

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Walker, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Walker, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Wood County

Our profile page for Walker, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker ...

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.

Chapel Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Walker   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Diamond Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Dreams End   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Heather Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Heatherglen   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hidden Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Indians Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Oak Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Quail Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Quail Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Quail Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rachels Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rolling Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Snow Canyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tiffany Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tri Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Hi   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Wooded Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Walker. 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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)
  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 an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Walker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<9>
 
Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
  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 an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Walker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz
 
Brigham Young
  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 an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Walker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young
 
Loretta Young     (Born as Gretchen Young)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday January 6, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 12, 2000 at an age of 87.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Walker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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About Davis County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County: www.daviscountyutah.gov/

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 beginning in Walker. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0899, Longitude: -111.9097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker 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 331.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.567 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.754 degrees.

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<7>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 Walker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Walker 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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<9>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.



 
 
 

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