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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Wiggins to Farmington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the South (S).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 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 6,994 miles [11,255.8 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 7,762 miles [12,491.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,742 miles [9,240.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wiggins ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Wiggins.

While the name Wiggins is unique within Utah, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the East Southeast

Manatee County

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

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Georgia

Ben Hill County

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

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Michigan

Oscoda County

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

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Mississippi

Leake County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the East Southeast

Stone County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Montgomery County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Wiggins, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the East

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Texas

Cass County

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

McLennan County

Our profile page for Wiggins, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Summers County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wiggins ...

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.

Brown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Wiggins   [Map]
Castle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Chalet   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Garden Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Harbor Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillside Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hillside Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jenkins Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Monarch Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mountains Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Oakleaf   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Orchard Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Paul   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Skyline Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Meadow   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Stanley Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Summer Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sundown   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Valerie   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Side   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Valley Side Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Wildwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Woods Cross   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Wiggins. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Wiggins

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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Wiggins

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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Wiggins

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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Wiggins

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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Wiggins

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County: www.daviscountyutah.gov/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiggins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8452, Longitude: -111.9105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wiggins 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 Wiggins 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 331.948 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.52 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.773 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 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 Wiggins 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>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 Wiggins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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