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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the North.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the North (N).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Western Park to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 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 7,774 miles [12,511 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,753 miles [9,258.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Western Park ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Western Park.

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

Communities Outside of Utah


Elk County

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

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Western Park, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Western Park ...

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.

Angel Street   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Western Park   [Map]
Angle View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Bee and Gee   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Best View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Bridlewalk   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Candlelite Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Celeste   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Cherry Tree Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Chevy Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Clover Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Coral Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottonwood Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Crown Colony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dairy Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Emerald Isle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Enchanted Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Erin Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairoaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fisher Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Gill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Grant   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Green Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Haven Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hidden Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Holly Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Indian Wells   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
International Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jamestown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jeremy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordan Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Landings at Riverbend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Laura Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ledgewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Cottonwood Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Majestic Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Marion Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Millrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Misty Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain Breeze   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Murray   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Normandy   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Olympus View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Paradise Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pepper Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pheasant Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Phoenician Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ridge Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverbend   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandra Way   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sandy Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Silver Shadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stevenson Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunburst Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunstone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tall Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Peaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Twin Peaks Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Willows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Union   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Union View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Center   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Village Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Warranty   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Xanadu   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Western Park. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Western Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<8>
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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Western Park

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Western Park

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Western Park

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Western Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Western Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6358, Longitude: -111.8910     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Western Park 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 Western Park 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 331.912 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.461 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.777 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 Western Park 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>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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