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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tooele [Map], which is the Seat of Tooele County, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East. If you could drive a straight line from Wendover to Tooele, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,052 miles [11,349.1 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 7,820 miles [12,585.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,816 miles [9,359.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wendover ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Wendover.

While the name Wendover is unique within Utah, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Utah


Leslie County

Our profile page for Wendover, Leslie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the East


Elko County

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


Our profile page for Wendover   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East Northeast


Laramie County

Our profile page for Wendover, 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.

Platte County

Our profile page for Wendover, Platte County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wendover ...

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.

Blair   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Wendover   [Map]
Decoy (NV) (Historic)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Hogan (NV) (Historic)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Oasis (NV)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pilot (NV)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sage (NV)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Zone (NV) (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce (NV) (Historic)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Wendover. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wendover) 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 Wendover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wendover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wendover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7266, Longitude: -114.0271     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wendover 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 Wendover 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 333.614 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.478 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.023 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 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 Wendover 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 Wendover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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