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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

We have found 61 communities that share the name Williams.

Within Utah, there is just one other community named Williams. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 60 communities in the United States and Canada - with 59 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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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Williams, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the East

Houston County

Our profile page for Williams, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the East Southeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Williams, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Williams, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the South

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Arkansas

Clay County

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

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California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Williams, Colusa County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West

Modoc County

Our profile page for Williams, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Williams, Sonoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West

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Florida

Brevard County

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

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Georgia

Butts County

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

Chatham County

Our profile page for Williams, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the East

Wilcox County

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

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Indiana

Adams County

Our profile page for Williams, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the East

Clay County

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

Elkhart County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Williams, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the East

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Iowa

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Williams, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Edwards County

Our profile page for Williams, Edwards County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

Morgan County

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

Ohio County

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

Webster County

Our profile page for Williams, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Acadia Parish

Our profile page for Williams, Acadia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the East Southeast

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Williams, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Manitoba

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

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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

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Michigan

Barry County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Wexford County

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

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Minnesota

Lake of the Woods County

Our profile page for Williams, Lake of the Woods County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Williams, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the East Southeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Williams, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Madison County

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

Pondera County

Our profile page for Williams, Pondera County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the North

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Nebraska

Thayer County

Our profile page for Williams, Thayer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Williams, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Williams   [Map]
Distance: About 2,895 miles [4,659.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Williams, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the East

Forsyth County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Williams, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Union County

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

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Williams, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East Southeast

Rogers County

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

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Williams, Josephine County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Forest County

Our profile page for Williams, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Williams, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the East

Somerset County

Our profile page for Williams, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Williams, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Lauderdale County

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

Macon County

Our profile page for Williams, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Brown County

Our profile page for Williams, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Southeast

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Williams, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Southeast

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Williams, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the Southeast

Jefferson County

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

Liberty County

Our profile page for Williams, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Mathews County

Our profile page for Williams, Mathews County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the East

Norfolk City

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

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West Virginia

Wood County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Williams ...

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 Williams   [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]
Farm Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Northwest   [Map]
Grand View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Granite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Jordan Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Juniper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln Gardens   -   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 North   [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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Roper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose Garden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rural   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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]
Startup   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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]
Vegas   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Victory Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Vista Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Williams. 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 Williams

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 Williams

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 Williams

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 Williams

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 Williams

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williams. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7338, Longitude: -111.8535     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williams 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 Williams 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 331.892 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.445 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.748 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Williams 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 Williams, 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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