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Our Genealogy Helper for Brighton Point ...

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 Point (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 Point. 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 Brighton Point ...

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. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Brighton Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Brighton Point: Brighton Pt.

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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Brighton Point)
  Towne and Country Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Hillside Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Scandia Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Cottonwood Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon View Village   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Avalon Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Canyon Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NW   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   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  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   15 miles [24.1 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clover   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  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]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   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]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heber City   [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   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 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]
  Riverdale   [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 Point, see our County-by-County Page for Brighton Point.

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 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 Brighton Point:

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 Brighton Point ...

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

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

Distance &

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

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

Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brighton Point
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,901 people in 2018)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 61,270 people in 2018)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brighton Point
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 48,319 people in 2018)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Williams   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brighton Point
 - Williams had railroad service and no post office
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 383 people in 2018)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brighton Point
 - Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brighton Point
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Brighton Point
 - Fort Douglas 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 Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brighton Point in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brighton Point. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brighton Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6144, Longitude: -111.7933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton Point 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:

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

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