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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the Northwest (NW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Whitaker 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 6,999 miles [11,263.8 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 7,767 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 Whitaker ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Whitaker.

While the name Whitaker is unique within Utah, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Geneva County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the East

Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the East

Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the East

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Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Miami County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Miami County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Floyd County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the East

Letcher County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the East

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Maryland

Cecil County

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

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Mississippi

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the East

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Whitaker, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitaker ...

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.

Boulevard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Whitaker   [Map]
Cannon   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Capitol   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
City Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eddie Kay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Edwards   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Federal-Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Forest Dale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Fountain Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Foxs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Franklin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fraternity Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glenn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Grand View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Granite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Juniper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Martins   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mead Circle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Panorama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Central   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Paul   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Perrys Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pratts   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Roper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rural   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sage Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Salt Lake City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sharp   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar House (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Syndicate Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Temple View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Thorn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
University Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Victory Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Wahoo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodside Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Young Haven Circle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zions Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Whitaker. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Whitaker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<9>
 
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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Whitaker

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Whitaker

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Whitaker

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Whitaker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitaker. 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 starting from Whitaker. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitaker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitaker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7361, Longitude: -111.8522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitaker 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 Whitaker 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 331.891 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.444 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.747 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whitaker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Whitaker 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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<9>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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