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Our Genealogical Helper for Albion Basin (aka 'Albion Alps') ...

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 Albion Basin (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 Albion Basin. 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 Albion Basin ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Albion Basin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Albion Basin, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Albion Basin.

Cemeteries Near Albion Basin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Albion Basin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Alta City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE William Walter Wilson Burial Site   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Mound City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Midway City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Park City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Snyderville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  W Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SW Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Charleston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Heber City Cemetery   [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 Albion Basin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Albion Basin.

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

Alta   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Albion Basin
 - Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
Park City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 2,850 people (with 8,378 people in 2017)
 - Park City had a post office and railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 627 people (with 5,093 people in 2017)
 - Midway had a post office and no railroad service
Snyderville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Albion Basin
 - Snyderville had railroad service and no post office
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 101 people (with 478 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
Heber City   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 1,538 people (with 15,792 people in 2017)
 - Heber City had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Albion Basin
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,371 people in 2017)
 - Alpine 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 Albion Basin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Albion Basin 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 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.

Albion Basin 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 Albion Basin. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Albion Basin:

Salt Lake     (The home county for Albion Basin)
      Alta   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Snowbird Lodge   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Solitude   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baker Mine - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scandia Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Towne and Country Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canyon Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillside Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Francis   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kamas   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Christmas City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orem   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Albion Basin:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Communities in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Albion Basin. 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Albion Basin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albion Basin) 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 Albion Basin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albion Basin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albion Basin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5801, Longitude: -111.6135     [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 Albion Basin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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