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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Willowcreek to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,837 miles [2,956.4 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 7,007 miles [11,276.7 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 7,775 miles [12,512.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,753 miles [9,258.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willowcreek ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Willowcreek.

Within Utah, there is just one other community named Willowcreek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 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

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Willowcreek, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the East

Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Willowcreek, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willowcreek ...

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.

Cherry Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Willowcreek   [Map]
Cotton Wood Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Danish Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Daybreak   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Enchanted Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Finlandia   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Flat Iron Mesa   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fox Fire   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Fur Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Glacier Mesa   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Golden Hill Canyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Golden Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Golden Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Holly Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Honeywood Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Honeywood Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Cottonwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Willow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Majestic View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mountain Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Persimmon Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Quail Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Quail Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Raintree Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Royal Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Scottish Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Seven Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Steeple View   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Summer Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Summer Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunrise Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunset Meadows Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Terrace Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Top of the World   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Whisperwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Willow Creek Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Willow Creek Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Creek Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Willow Creek Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Willow Creek View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willowcreek Oaks   -   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 Willowcreek. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Willowcreek

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Willowcreek

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Willowcreek

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Willowcreek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowcreek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5891, Longitude: -111.8105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowcreek 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 Willowcreek 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 331.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.376 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.734 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 Willowcreek.



 
 
 

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