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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Zion 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 Zion 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 Zion once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Zion to:

  • Saint George [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Zion to Saint George, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,239 miles [11,650 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 8,007 miles [12,886 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,973 miles [9,612.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Zion ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Zion.

While the name Zion is unique within Utah, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Zion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the East

Pickens County

Our profile page for Zion, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the East

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Zion, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the East

Florida

Dade County

Our profile page for Zion, Dade County
This community is historic.
Although located in Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Appling County

Our profile page for Zion, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the East

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Illinois

Carroll County

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Zion, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Grant County

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

Greenup County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Zion, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km] to the East

Todd County

Our profile page for Zion, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Zion, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Zion, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Zion, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the East

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Zion, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Zion, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Zion, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the East

Iredell County

Our profile page for Zion, Iredell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the East

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the East

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Zion, Kingfisher County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Zion, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the East Northeast

Franklin County

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

Luzerne County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Zion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Zion, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the East

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Zion, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Zion, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Zion, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Zion ...

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   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Zion   [Map]
Big Plain Junction   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Browse   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cane Beds (AZ)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fort Harmony (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hurricane   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Navajo lake Lodge   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Orderville   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Reef (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Virgin   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Zion Lodge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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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 Zion, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Zion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zion) 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 Zion. 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 Zion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2526, Longitude: -112.9574     [Map].

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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 Zion 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 332.385 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.734 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.574 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 Zion 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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