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Akron, Utah

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The location of Akron

Our Genealogy Helper for Akron ...

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 Akron (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 Akron. 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 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.

Akron is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Akron)
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Wasatch Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Woodstock Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Canyon View Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Enchanted Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Hillside Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Cottonwood Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Landon Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Tamlee Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Union   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Hidden Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Avalon Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clover   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Christmas City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Akron ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Akron.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  N Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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 Akron in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Akron.

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

Union   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Akron
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Akron
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Akron
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Akron
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Akron
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Akron
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Akron
 - Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Akron
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan 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 Akron. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Akron in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Akron:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Summit County:     Cyndi's



Tooele County:     Cyndi's



Utah County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Utah Community

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6308, Longitude: -111.8552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akron 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 Akron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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