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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Wilsonville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wilsonville to:

  • Castle Dale [Map], which is the Seat of Emery County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Wilsonville to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,071 miles [11,379.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,838 miles [12,614 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,801 miles [9,335.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wilsonville ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wilsonville.

While the name Wilsonville is unique within Utah, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the East

Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the East

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the East

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Iowa

Van Buren County

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

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Bourbon County

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

Cherokee County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Boyle County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Boyle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the East

Spencer County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the East

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Missouri

Iron County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Furnas County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the East

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilsonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Pike County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the East

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Virginia

Highland County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilsonville ...

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.

Carbonville   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North of Wilsonville   [Map]
Cedar   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Clear Creek   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Coal City   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Elmo   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hiawatha   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lone Tree Crossing   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Orangeville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Price   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside Junction   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wildcat   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Emery County: www.co.emery.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wilsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Wilsonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilsonville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilsonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1923, Longitude: -110.9906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilsonville have been estimated.

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<3>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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<4>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 Wilsonville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.061 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.327 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.359 degrees.

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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 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 Wilsonville 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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