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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Willowbrook Estates to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,841 miles [2,962.8 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 7,013 miles [11,286.3 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 7,781 miles [12,522.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,759 miles [9,268.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willowbrook Estates ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Willowbrook Estates.

While the name Willowbrook Estates is unique within Utah, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Utah

Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Willowbrook Estates, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the East

Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Willowbrook Estates, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willowbrook Estates ...

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.

Allen   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Willowbrook Estates   [Map]
Bluff at Hidden Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cobblestone Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crescent   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crescent Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Crescent Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Greenfield Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hidden Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hidden Valley Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hilltop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Jolley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jordan Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lost Eden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowlark   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pepperwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridge Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Robinson Square   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shadow Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Sage   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Smith   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sprucewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Teakwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Willow Creek Mesa   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] 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 Willowbrook Estates. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Willowbrook Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Willowbrook Estates

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Willowbrook Estates

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Willowbrook Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willowbrook Estates. 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 that begins in Willowbrook Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willowbrook Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowbrook Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5052, Longitude: -111.8610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowbrook Estates 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 Willowbrook Estates 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 331.876 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.407 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.769 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Willowbrook Estates.



 
 
 

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