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Our Genealogy Helper for Brighton Addition ...

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 Brighton Addition (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 Brighton Addition. 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 and doctors 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.

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

  DirDistance
Salt Lake     (The home county for Brighton Addition)
  Garden City Addition   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Westlake Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Westwood Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Redwood Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Valley City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Briargate   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hector Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cherrywood Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Clark Village Gardens   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dublin Town   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Centennial Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Davis
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Morgan
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Summit
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 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   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Tooele
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Erda   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Utah
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Wasatch
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Weber
  Uintah   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Brighton Addition ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brighton Addition.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brighton Addition, 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 Brighton Addition.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Brighton Addition:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summit County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tooele County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Utah County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wasatch County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Weber County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brighton Addition.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Pioneer Memorial 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 Brighton Addition in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brighton Addition.

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

Granger   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brighton Addition
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
 
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Brighton Addition
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
 
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brighton Addition
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brighton Addition
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton Addition
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton Addition
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,591 people in 2018)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
 
Riter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brighton Addition
 - Riter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brighton Addition
 - Murray 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 Brighton Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brighton Addition in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brighton Addition) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton Addition. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7227, Longitude: -111.9813     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton Addition 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Brighton Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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