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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From West Point 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 West Point 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 Point to:

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from West Point to Farmington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,848 miles [2,974.1 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 6,981 miles [11,234.8 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 7,750 miles [12,472.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,733 miles [9,226.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Point ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name West Point.

While the name West Point is unique within Utah, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for West Point, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the East

Cullman County

Our profile page for West Point, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the East Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for West Point, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the East

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for West Point, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Southeast

White County

Our profile page for West Point, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the East Southeast

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California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for West Point, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for West Point, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the East Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for West Point, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for West Point, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the East

Jackson County

Our profile page for West Point, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the East

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Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for West Point, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the East

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Kansas

Geary County

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

Rush County

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

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for West Point, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for West Point, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Sagadahoc County

Our profile page for West Point, Sagadahoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Delta County

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

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for West Point, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for West Point, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Cuming County

Our profile page for West Point, Cuming County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for West Point, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the South Southwest

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for West Point, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for West Point   [Map]
Distance: About 2,632 miles [4,235.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for West Point, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km] to the East

Morrow County

Our profile page for West Point, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for West Point, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for West Point, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for West Point, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the East

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for West Point   [Map]
Distance: About 2,368 miles [3,810.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

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

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Texas

Fayette County

Our profile page for West Point, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the Southeast

Lynn County

Our profile page for West Point, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Southeast

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Virginia

King William County

Our profile page for West Point, King William County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near West Point ...

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.

Allred   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of West Point   [Map]
Chestnut Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Christensen   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Clint Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fawcett   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Golden Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodfellow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grants Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hatch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
He Flys   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Heather Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Henry Oleson   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Heritage Square   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
John Fuit   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kingsville Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvins   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maybrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowlane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Parks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Peppermint Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sandalwood Square   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sun   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sun Ray   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sundial Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunrise Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Yorkshire Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 Point. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of West Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<9>
 
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of West Point

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of West Point

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of West Point

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of West Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Point: www.westpointcity.org/

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 'point-to-point' distance starting from West Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1219, Longitude: -112.0998     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point 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 Point 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 332.122 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.75 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.863 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 West Point 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 West Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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