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Adamsville, Utah

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The location of Adamsville

Our Genealogy Helper for Adamsville ...

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 Adamsville (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Adamsville. 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.

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 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.

Adamsville is located in Beaver County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Beaver County: Lincoln (NV), Iron, Millard, Piute & Sevier.

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

Beaver     (The home county for Adamsville)
      Greenville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
      Minersville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Cameron - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Manderfield   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cook Corner   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Milford   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shenendoah City - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shauntie - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thermo - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sulphurdale - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blueacre   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bone Valley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Valley Junction   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Panguitch   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Panguitch Lake Resort   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paragonah   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parowan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enoch   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brian Head   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Rock - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alunite - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Junction   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marysvale   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoovers   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sevier   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joseph   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Adamsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adamsville.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 Adamsville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Greenville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Minersville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Beaver City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  NW Milford City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  S Paragonah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 28 miles [45.1 km]  
  SE Spry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Circleville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Frisco Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  S Parowan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Adamsville ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adamsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adamsville, there are papers which were published within 44 miles [70.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adamsville.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service. In 1950, Adamsville had a population of 50 people.

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

Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
Minersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 334 people (with 886 people in 2017)
 - Minersville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaver   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 1,108 people (with 2,988 people in 2017)
 - Beaver had a post office and no railroad service
Milford   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 181 people (with 1,348 people in 2017)
 - Milford had a post office and railroad service
Paragonah   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 529 people in 2017)
 - Paragonah had a post office and no railroad service
Parowan   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South (S) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 514 people (with 3,038 people in 2017)
 - Parowan had a post office and no railroad service
Circleville   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Adamsville
 - Circleville had a post office and no railroad service
Frisco - Historic   [Map]
 - While Frisco was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adamsville
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Frisco had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Adamsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adamsville 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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Adamsville:

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 Beaver County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Garfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Iron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Millard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Piute County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Beaver County
Cemetery Junction:   $tmp803   $tmp803
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Beaver County

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Adamsville ...

While our initial data about Adamsville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Adamsville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Adamsville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Adamsville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
(Available from

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Adamsville

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Adamsville

We have found Adamsville in these Censuses: 1950-1910, 1890-1870. See our Census Page for Adamsville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Adamsville. See our Misc Page for Adamsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Beaver County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beaver County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adamsville) 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 Adamsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adamsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adamsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2582, Longitude: -112.7951     [Map].

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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 Adamsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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