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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Willard 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 Willard 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 7,000 miles [11,265.4 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 7,769 miles [12,503 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willard ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Willard.

Within Utah, there is just one other community named Willard. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Utah

Communities outside of Utah


Communities Outside of Utah

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Arkansas

Prairie County

Our profile page for Willard, Prairie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Willard, Logan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East

Georgia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Willard, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the East

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Willard, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Willard, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the East

Saint Clair County

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

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Iowa

Wapello County

Our profile page for Willard, Wapello County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East

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Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Willard, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Willard, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the East

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Maine

Cumberland County

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

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Manitoba

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

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Willard, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Willard, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the East

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Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Willard, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Willard, Lincoln County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Torrance County

Our profile page for Willard, Torrance County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Chenango County

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

Seneca County

Our profile page for Willard, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Pender County

Our profile page for Willard, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Willard, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,512 miles [2,433.3 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Harper County

Our profile page for Willard, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Willard, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Willard, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Willard, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the East

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Willard, Loudoun County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the East

Wythe County

Our profile page for Willard, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the East

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Willard, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northwest

Whitman County

Our profile page for Willard, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Willard, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Willard, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Willard ...

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.

Bonnie Brae   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Willard   [Map]
Bonnie View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Boulevard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Eddie Kay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ethel Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Farm Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fawn Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Florence Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Forest Dale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Jo Lynn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Juniper   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Knight   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Locust Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Olympus   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nathan Circle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Orchard Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Park Central   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Paul   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Peony Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Rose Garden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sage Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Startup   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sugar House (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sycamore Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Vegas   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Vista Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodside Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Young Haven Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Zions Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Willard. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Willard

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Willard

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Willard

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Willard

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Willard

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7063, Longitude: -111.8374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willard 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 Willard 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 331.877 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.425 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.741 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 Willard, 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 Willard 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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