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West Kaysville, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from West Kaysville 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 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,842 miles [2,964.4 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 6,983 miles [11,238 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 7,752 miles [12,475.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,734 miles [9,228 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Kaysville ...

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.

Cherrywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of West Kaysville   [Map]
Cook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Creekside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
David Smith   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Diamond Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Four Corners   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Gill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Green Lawns   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Green View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Haven Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hob Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Homeplace   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Indian Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jamestown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
King   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Marshall Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Misty Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peach Tree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Robins Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rolling Greens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Snow Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Vantage Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Victory Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
View Heights   -   Less than 2 miles 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 West Kaysville. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of West Kaysville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
Parley Baer
  Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of West Kaysville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of West Kaysville

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of West Kaysville

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of West Kaysville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Kaysville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0388, Longitude: -111.9724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Kaysville 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 West Kaysville 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 332.014 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.615 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.795 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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