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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Northeast (NE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Westgate 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 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,005 miles [11,273.5 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 Westgate ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Westgate.

While the name Westgate is unique within Utah, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westgate, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the East Southeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Westgate   [Map]
Distance: About 2,183 miles [3,513.2 km] to the North Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Westgate, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Southwest

Santa Clara County

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

Ventura County

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

Yolo County

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

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Westgate, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the East

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Florida

Manatee County

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

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Westgate, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Westgate, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the East Southeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Westgate, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the East

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Westgate, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Williamson County

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

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Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Westgate, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Geary County

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

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Westgate, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Westgate   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westgate, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Westgate, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Mississippi

Lamar County

Our profile page for Westgate, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Monroe County

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

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North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Westgate, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Westgate, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km] to the East

Lexington County

Our profile page for Westgate, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Westgate, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the East

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Westgate, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the East

Putnam County

Our profile page for Westgate, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Harris County

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

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Westgate, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the East

Prince William County

Our profile page for Westgate, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the East

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Westgate, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westgate ...

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 Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Westgate   [Map]
Cobblestone   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Crisp   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Crown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Delta Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Dial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fox Shadow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Frost   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hall View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Harmony Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hector Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hector Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunter   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Farmes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hunter Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunter Stake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jensen Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jonesdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lee Ann   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mallard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadow Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Meadow Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Melody Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Merry Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Peachwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sundown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunny Side   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnybrook Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunnygrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunset Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Swallow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Down   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Willow Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Green   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Willow Run Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodledge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Westgate. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Westgate

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Westgate

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Westgate

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Westgate

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Westgate

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Westgate. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westgate) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westgate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6866, Longitude: -111.9922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westgate 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 Westgate 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 331.997 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.832 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 Westgate 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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