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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Westridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Westridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Westridge 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 Westridge 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 7,773 miles [12,509.4 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 Westridge ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Westridge.

Within Utah, there is just one other community named Westridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Utah

Communities outside of Utah


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Westridge, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Maricopa County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Westridge   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northwest

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Westridge, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Westridge, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Westridge, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Westridge, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the East

Nash County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Westridge, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the East

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Westridge, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Westridge, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westridge ...

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 South of Westridge   [Map]
Crisp   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Delta Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Dial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
El Dorado   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Shadow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hunter   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hunter Farmes   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hunter Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunter Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jensen Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jonesdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lee Ann   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mallard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadow Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Meadowgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Merry Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Peachwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sundown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sunny Side   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Swallow   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Valley Down   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Green   -   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 Westridge. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westridge

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westridge

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westridge

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westridge

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7016, Longitude: -112.0005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westridge 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 Westridge 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 332.005 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.575 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.836 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Westridge 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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