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Our Genealogical Helper for Allen ...

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 Allen (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 Allen. 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.

Cemeteries Near Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NNW Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Highland City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lehi City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  N Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE American Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Murray 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 Allen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Allen.

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

Draper   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Allen
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,371 people in 2017)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Lehi   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Allen
 - Lehi had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Allen
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
American Fork   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 722 people (with 29,527 people in 2017)
 - American Fork 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 Allen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allen 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 doctors and 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Allen)
      Draper   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Summerhill Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cobblestone Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Transwest Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sandy   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluffdale   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverton   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Canyon Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eureka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rocky Ridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Park City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Francis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kamas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ajax - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Allen:

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    
Juab 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 Allen. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Allen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5058, Longitude: -111.8572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen 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 Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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