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Our Genealogy Helper for Briargate ...

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 Briargate (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 Briargate. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Briargate)
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Redwood Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Westwood Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Indian Village South   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Taylorsville   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Woodhaven Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Kearns   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cherrywood Village   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hector Village   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Valley City   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bennion   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Briargate ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Briargate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Briargate, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Briargate.

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 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 - 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 Briargate:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



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

Cemeteries Near Briargate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Briargate.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lk. Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  NE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Memorial Mtn. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Granite 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 Briargate in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Briargate.

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

Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Briargate
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Granger   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Briargate
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Briargate
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Briargate
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 61,270 people in 2018)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Briargate
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Briargate
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 116,046 people in 2018)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Briargate
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Briargate
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Briargate
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union 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 Briargate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Briargate in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Briargate. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 from Point A (ie- Briargate) 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 Briargate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Briargate

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briargate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6780, Longitude: -111.9638     [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 Briargate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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