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Our Genealogy Helper for Black Rock Station (aka 'Rock House Station') ...

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

We've added Black Rock Station to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Black Rock Station, 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 Black Rock Station (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 Black Rock Station. 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.

Name Variations for Black Rock Station ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name.

Black Rock Station has also been known as:

  • Rock House Station

We have seen the following variation for Black Rock Station:

  • Black Rock Station

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Black Rock Station is historic, it would have been located within present day Juab County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Juab County: White Pine (NV), Millard, Sanpete, Tooele & Utah.

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

  • Juab County     (The home county of Black Rock Station)
    • Fish Springs [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Springs
      • Fish Springs [Juab County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Black Rock Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fish Springs. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Dugway Station [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dugway Station
      • Dugway Station [Juab County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Black Rock Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dugway Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Boyd Station [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd Station
      • Boyd Station [Juab County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Black Rock Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Boyd Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Joy [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joy
      • Joy [Juab County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Black Rock Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Callao [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callao
      • Callao [Juab County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Black Rock Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callao have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Callao:
      • Willow Springs
      • Callao has also been known as:
      • Willow Springs Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callao
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callao<5>
  • Tooele County
    • Death Canyon [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Death Canyon
      • Death Canyon [Tooele County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Black Rock Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Death Canyon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Canyon Station [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Station
      • Canyon Station [Tooele County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Black Rock Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canyon Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Dugway [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dugway
      • Dugway [Tooele County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Black Rock Station
      • Former name for Dugway:
      • Spring Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dugway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dugway<5>
    • Ibapah [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibapah
      • Ibapah [Tooele County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Black Rock Station
      • Former name for Ibapah:
      • Deep Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ibapah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ibapah<5>

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Black Rock Station:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Black Rock Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Black Rock Station.

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 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 Black Rock Station covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Black Rock Station. See our List of 1890's Communities around Black Rock Station.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Juab County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Juab County: www.co.juab.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

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 Black Rock Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Black Rock Station) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black Rock Station. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black Rock Station

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Rock Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8781, Longitude: -113.2716    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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