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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Brigham City [Map], which is the Seat of Box Elder County, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the East Southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Yost to Brigham City, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,964 miles [11,207.5 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 7,733 miles [12,445.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,733 miles [9,226.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yost ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Yost.

While the name Yost is unique within Utah, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Utah


Knox County

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


Perry County

Our profile page for Yost, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the East


Payne County

Our profile page for Yost, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the East Southeast


Bath County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Yost ...

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.

Basin (ID)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest of Yost   [Map]
Bridge (ID)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Creek   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Elba (ID)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Grouse Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hardup   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Grove (ID)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lynn   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Malta (ID)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Yost. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yost) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yost. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9608, Longitude: -113.5422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yost 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 Yost 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 333.34 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.253 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.652 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Yost 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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