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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Western 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 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 to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • 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 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 6,998 miles [11,262.2 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 7,767 miles [12,499.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,746 miles [9,247.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Western ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Western.

While the name Western is unique within Utah, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Western, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Western, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the East

Kentucky

Fulton County

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

Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Western, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Nebraska

Saline County

Our profile page for Western, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Haywood County

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

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Virginia

Petersburg City

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

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Western ...

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.

Blaine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Western   [Map]
Bullock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Capitol   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Catherine Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
City Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Colorado   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Edwards   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Featherstone   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fountain Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Franklin   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Glenn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Golden Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Granite   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Great Westside   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunters   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jordan Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake View   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Martins   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mead Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Poplar Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Salt Lake City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Snow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Thorn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
University   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Willow Place   -   Less than 2 miles 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. 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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Western

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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Western

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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Western

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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Western

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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Western

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Western. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7702, Longitude: -111.9160     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Western 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 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 331.945 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.51 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.782 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 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: findagrave.com.

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