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Our Genealogy Helper for Bountiful ...

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 Bountiful (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 Bountiful. 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 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.

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

Davis     (The home county for Bountiful)
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Val Verda   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Woods Cross   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Center Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Farmington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Willard   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Perry   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
Salt Lake
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Denver City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Granite   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  University Village   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Foothill Village   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Victory Village   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Maple City   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Canyon Rim   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Clark Village Gardens   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Summit Park   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Snyderville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Echo   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Wanship   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Coalville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Park City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Lake Point   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Erda   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Burmester   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Grantsville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Timpie - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Alpine   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Highland   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Lehi   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  American Fork   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Lindon   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Cranmer   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Hideout   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Midway   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Uintah   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Roy   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Hooper   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  West Haven   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Bountiful ...

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 Bountiful.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Bountiful:

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 Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Salt Lake 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 Davis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for 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

Cemeteries Near Bountiful ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bountiful.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  SSW Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  E Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  N Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  S Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  S St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  SSE Larkin Sunset Lawn 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 Bountiful in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bountiful.

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

Woods Cross   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles<1> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bountiful
 - Woods Cross had railroad service and no post office
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the North (N) from Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,700 people in 2018)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bountiful
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the North (N) from Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,514 people in 2018)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the South (S) from Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,591 people in 2018)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bountiful
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bountiful
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the South (S) from Bountiful
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Kaysville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 32,095 people in 2018)
 - Kaysville 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 Bountiful. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bountiful in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bountiful ...

While our initial data about Bountiful came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bountiful in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Bountiful.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Bountiful

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Bountiful

1924 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Bountiful

We have found Bountiful in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bountiful for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bountiful. See our Misc Page for Bountiful for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bountiful:

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bountiful) 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 Bountiful. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bountiful

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bountiful. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8842, Longitude: -111.8922     [Map].
<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:
<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 Bountiful, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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