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Ajax, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ajax ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ajax. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ajax to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ajax, please Contact Us.

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 Ajax (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 Ajax. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ajax is historic, it would have been located within present day Tooele County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tooele County: Elko (NV), White Pine (NV), Box Elder, Davis, Juab, Salt Lake, Utah & Weber.

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

Tooele     (The home county for Ajax)
  Clover   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Rush Valley   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Terra   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Benmore - Historic   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dugway   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boulter   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mammoth   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Silver City - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jericho - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rocky Ridge   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jericho Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Salt Lake
  Bingham - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Copperton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Herriman   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluffdale   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lane Village   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Riverton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Featherwood Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Jordan   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bacchus - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oquirrh   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Jordan   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dividend - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elberta   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Highland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Genola   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vineyard   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Mountain   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ajax ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ajax.

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 Ajax covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Faust Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mercur Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Old Ophir Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ophir Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  N Stockton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  E Camp Floyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Cedar Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Ajax ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ajax.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ajax, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ajax.

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.

Ajax itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Saint John   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Saint John had a post office and no railroad service
Rush Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ajax
 - Rush Valley had railroad service and no post office
Mercur - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mercur was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ajax
 - Mercur had no post office or railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 60 people (with 318 people in 2017)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Ophir   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 90 people (with 57 people in 2017)
 - Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 219 people (with 674 people in 2017)
 - Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 126 people (with 143 people in 2017)
 - Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Fort   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 392 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Fort had railroad service and no post office
Tooele   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ajax
 - 1895 population of 1,000 people (with 34,628 people in 2017)
 - Tooele 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 Ajax. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ajax in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Ajax:

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 Tooele County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Juab County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Salt Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

While our initial data about Ajax came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ajax 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 Ajax.

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 Ajax:

  • 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

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Ajax. See our Misc Page for Ajax for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Utah

About Tooele County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tooele County:

The official website for State of Utah:

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 Ajax, 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ajax) 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 Ajax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ajax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ajax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2523, Longitude: -112.3971     [Map].

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<3>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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