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Our Genealogical Helper for Al Vita Park ...

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 Al Vita Park (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 Al Vita Park. 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.

Newspapers Published in Al Vita Park ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Al Vita Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Al Vita Park, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Al Vita Park.

Cemeteries Near Al Vita Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Al Vita Park.

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 and 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 Al Vita Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Layton Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Lindquist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W West Point City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Kaysville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Aultorest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Ogden City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N West Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park   [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 Al Vita Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Al Vita Park.

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

Steed   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Al Vita Park
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
Syracuse   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Al Vita Park
 - Syracuse had railroad service and no post office
Layton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Al Vita Park
 - 1895 population of 346 people (with 76,691 people in 2017)
 - Layton had a post office and railroad service
Uintah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Al Vita Park
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 1,340 people in 2017)
 - Uintah had a post office and railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Al Vita Park
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Hooper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Al Vita Park
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 8,214 people in 2015)
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service
Kaysville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Al Vita Park
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 31,776 people in 2017)
 - Kaysville had a post office and railroad service
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Al Vita Park
 - 1895 population of 14,889 people (with 87,031 people in 2017)
 - Ogden 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 Al Vita Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Al Vita Park in the 1890's.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Al Vita Park 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 Al Vita Park. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Al Vita Park:

Davis     (The home county for Al Vita Park)
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Arsenal   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Sunset   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Anchorage   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Country Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Al Vi Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clint Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sahara Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Layton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Syracuse   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mantua   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brigham City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear River City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evans   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honeyville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cropley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crystal Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paradise   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellsville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hyrum   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nibley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Echo   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emory   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grass Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erda   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rowley - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Al Vita Park:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Find a Community within Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Al Vita Park. 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 starting from Al Vita Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Al Vita Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Al Vita Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1155, Longitude: -112.0186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Al Vita Park 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 Al Vita Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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