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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Willowcrest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Willowcrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Willowcrest 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 11 miles [17.7 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 7,005 miles [11,273.5 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 7,774 miles [12,511 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,752 miles [9,256.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willowcrest ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Willowcrest.

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


Communities Outside of Utah

Georgia

Troup County

Our profile page for Willowcrest, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the East

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Willowcrest, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willowcrest ...

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.

Apple Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Willowcrest   [Map]
Butler Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Cherry Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cotton Wood Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Cottonwood Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood Manor   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood Slopes   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Danish Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Enchanted Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Finlandia   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Creek Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Golden Hill Canyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Golden Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Golden Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hillside Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Honeywood Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Honeywood Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Horizon Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lazy Bar   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Willow   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Persimmon Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Pine Mountain   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Prospector Hills   -   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 Southwest   [Map]
Reindeer Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Royal Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Scottish Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Summer Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunburst Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunrise Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Terrace Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Top of the World   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Creek Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Creek Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Willow Creek Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Creek View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willowcreek   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Willowcreek Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Willowcrest. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Willowcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Willowcrest

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Willowcrest

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Willowcrest

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Willowcrest

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 that begins in Willowcrest. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willowcrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6074, Longitude: -111.8019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowcrest 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 Willowcrest 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 331.839 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.372 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.727 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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