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Welby, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Welby to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,847 miles [2,972.5 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 7,011 miles [11,283.1 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 7,780 miles [12,520.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,759 miles [9,268.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Welby ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Welby.

While the name Welby is unique within Utah, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Utah


Monterey County

Our profile page for Welby, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West Southwest


Adams County

Our profile page for Welby, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Welby ...

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.

Clover Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Welby   [Map]
Crystal Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Diamondville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dixie Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Edenbrooke   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Featherwood Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fox Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Georgetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Greenfield Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Heritage Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horizon   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ledgewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Majestic Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Purple Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Skyview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Summerwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley High   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Welby. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Welby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Welby

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Welby

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Welby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5880, Longitude: -111.9913     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welby 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 Welby 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 331.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.544 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.839 degrees.

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<7>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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Welby.


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