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Abrams Way, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Abrams Way ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Abrams Way (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Abrams Way. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Abrams Way ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Abrams Way.

  • While the name of this community is Abrams Way, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Abrams Way may originally have been Abram's Way.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Abrams Way might be written as Abram Way.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Abrams Way is located in Davis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Davis County: Box Elder, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele & Weber.

Below are the counties that are near Abrams Way. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Abrams Way:

Davis     (The home county for Abrams Way)
  Fruit Heights   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lupine Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Oakridge Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Kaysville   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Layton   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Sahara Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  South Weber   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Anchorage   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Willard   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Perry   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mantua   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brigham City   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Corinne   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Avon   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paradise   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wellsville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Salt Lake
  Denver City   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Foothill Village   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Granite   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  University Village   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Victory Village   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garden City Addition   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Salt Lake   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Echo   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Emory   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Erda   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Roy   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Evona   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Abrams Way, see our County-by-County Page for Abrams Way.

Cemeteries Near Abrams Way ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abrams Way.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Abrams Way covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Kaysville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Lindquist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Layton Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Peterson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Milton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mountain Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S David Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Abrams Way ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abrams Way.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Abrams Way, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Abrams Way.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Abrams Way in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Abrams Way.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Abrams Way, with the one closest to Abrams Way listed first.

Kaysville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 31,776 people in 2017)
 - Kaysville had a post office and railroad service
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,066 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Layton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 346 people (with 76,691 people in 2017)
 - Layton had a post office and railroad service
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,657 people in 2017)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Uintah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 1,340 people in 2017)
 - Uintah had a post office and railroad service
Peterson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Abrams Way
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Peterson had a post office and railroad service
Steed   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abrams Way
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
Syracuse   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Abrams Way
 - Syracuse had railroad service and no post office
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Abrams Way
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Abrams Way. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Abrams Way in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Abrams Way:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cache County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Salt Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tooele County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Weber County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Davis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Utah

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abrams Way. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Davis County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abrams Way. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0386, Longitude: -111.9083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abrams Way have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Abrams Way, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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