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Westwood Village, Utah

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Westwood Village 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 Westwood Village 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 Westwood Village ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Westwood Village.

While the name Westwood Village is unique within Utah, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Utah


Humboldt County

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

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Southwest


Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the East Southeast


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East

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Bexar County

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Bexar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Southeast

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Westwood Village, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westwood Village ...

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 West of Westwood Village   [Map]
Cobblestone   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Crisp   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Crown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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]
Heatherglen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hector Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hector Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunter Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hunter Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hunter Stake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jensen Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingsgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lee Ann   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Trieste   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Log Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mallard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Maple Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowgate   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 South   [Map]
Peachwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sundown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunnybrook Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunnygrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Northeast   [Map]
Willow Run Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Woodledge   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Westwood Village. 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 Westwood Village

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Westwood Village

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 Westwood Village

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 Westwood Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westwood Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westwood Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6847, Longitude: -111.9838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westwood Village 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 Westwood Village 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 331.99 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.556 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.827 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 Westwood Village 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westwood Village.


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