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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Westland to Farmington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,845 miles [2,969.2 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 6,981 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 7,749 miles [12,470.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,732 miles [9,224.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westland ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Westland.

While the name Westland is unique within Utah, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Westland, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Westland, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the East

Putnam County

Our profile page for Westland, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the East

Kansas

Clark County

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

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Westland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Hinds County

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

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Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Westland, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the East

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Westland, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Westland, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Westland, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Westland, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the East

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Westland, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westland ...

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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Westland   [Map]
Anchorage   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Arsenal   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cherry Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Chestnut Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Christensen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Clint Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fawcett   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Golden Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Grants Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hatch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
He Flys   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heather Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Henry Oleson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Square   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Jill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
John Fuit   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Katies Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Marvins   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Maybrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Parks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Peppermint Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pratts   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandalwood Square   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sun   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sun Ray   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Sundial Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Terrace View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Yorkshire Place   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Westland. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Westland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<8>
 
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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Westland

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Westland

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Westland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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About Davis County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 in Westland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1133, Longitude: -112.0544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westland 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 Westland 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 332.086 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.706 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.837 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 Westland 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westland.



 
 
 

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