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

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

  • Price [Map], which is the Seat of Carbon County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Wildcat to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,041 miles [11,331.4 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 7,809 miles [12,567.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,774 miles [9,292.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wildcat ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Wildcat.

While the name Wildcat is unique within Utah, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Utah

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Crittenden County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Crittenden County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the East


Weld County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East


Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Wildcat, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the East Southeast

New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Wildcat, McKinley County
Although located in McKinley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wildcat
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Okmulgee County

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

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the East

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Henderson County

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

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Braxton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,623 miles [2,612 km] to the East

Lewis County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the East

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Wildcat, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wildcat ...

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.

Carbonville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Wildcat   [Map]
Coal City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Helper   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peerless (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Price   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Royal (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Glen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Standardville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wildcat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6508, Longitude: -110.9191     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wildcat 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 Wildcat 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 331.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.359 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.287 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 Wildcat, 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 Wildcat 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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