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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Morgan [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the North.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Whites Crossing to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,826 miles [2,938.7 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 104 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 5,728 miles [9,218.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whites Crossing ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Whites Crossing.

While the name Whites Crossing is unique within Utah, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

Indiana

Greene County

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

Mississippi

Stone County

Our profile page for Whites Crossing, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Whites Crossing, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East

Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Whites Crossing, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whites Crossing ...

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.

Benchmark Village   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Whites Crossing   [Map]
Cave Hollow   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Centerville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cherry Circle   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cinnamon Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottonwood Acres   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottonwood Heights   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Devils Slide   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Enterprise   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Evergreen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Park   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gale   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Granada Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Meadows   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillside   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillside Meadow   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hilltop   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hilltop Gardens   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Island View   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Jensen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Hills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Mountain   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Littleton   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Major   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple Cove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Crest   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Hills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadow Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Top Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountainside   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Lane   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Orchard View   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Panorama   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pheasantbrook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pinecrest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Porterville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Quailbrook   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Randall Way   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Reed   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Richville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockwood Gardens   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosedale   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunset Heights   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunset Hills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Hollows   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Vineyard   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vistaview   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodland Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] 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 Whites Crossing. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Whites Crossing

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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Whites Crossing

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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Whites Crossing

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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Whites Crossing

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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Whites Crossing

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whites Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9497, Longitude: -111.6577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whites Crossing 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 Whites Crossing 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 331.758 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.306 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.618 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 Whites Crossing 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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