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Our Genealogy Helper for Brighton Hills ...

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 Hills (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 Hills. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

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

  DirDistance
Salt Lake     (The home county for Brighton Hills)
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Scandia Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Towne and Country Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Hillside Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Canyon View Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Cottonwood Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Woodstock Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Raintree Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Avalon Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
 
Davis
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Morgan
  Morgan   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Summit
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tooele
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ajax - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Utah
  Alpine   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Christmas City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Wasatch
  Mound City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Weber
  Uintah   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Hills:

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 Hills ...

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Memorial Mtn. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lk. Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Alta City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Valley View Memorial Park   [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 Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brighton Hills.

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

Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton Hills
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,901 people in 2018)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brighton Hills
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Brighton Hills
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brighton Hills
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brighton Hills
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 48,319 people in 2018)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
 
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brighton Hills
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 61,270 people in 2018)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brighton Hills
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williams   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brighton Hills
 - Williams had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brighton Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brighton Hills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brighton Hills. 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 'straight-line' (or 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 Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6133, Longitude: -111.8077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton Hills 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 Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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