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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookside ...

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 Brookside (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 Brookside. 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 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.

Brookside is located in Washington County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Mohave (AZ), Lincoln (NV), Iron & Kane.

Below are the counties that are near Brookside. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Brookside:

  • Washington County     (The home county of Brookside)
    • Veyo [Washington County]
    • Central [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Dammeron Valley [Washington County]
    • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Meadows
      • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brookside
    • Gunlock [Washington County]
    • Pine Valley [Washington County]
    • Bull Valley [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Valley
      • Bull Valley [Washington County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookside
    • Hamblin [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamblin
      • Hamblin [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Brookside
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hamblin. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Former name for Hamblin:
      • Fort Hamblin
    • Shivwits [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivwits
      • Shivwits [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Brookside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivwits
    • Shem [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shem
      • Shem [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Enterprise [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Brookside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<2>
    • Ivins [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivins
      • Ivins [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Brookside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivins<2>
  • Iron County
    • Little Pinto [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pinto
      • Little Pinto [Iron County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Little Pinto. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Little Pinto has also been known as:
      • Page Ranch
    • Old Irontown [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Irontown
      • Old Irontown [Iron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Old Irontown has also been known as:
      • Iron City
      • Irontown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Irontown
    • Newcastle [Iron County]
    • Beryl Junction [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beryl Junction
      • Beryl Junction [Iron County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Brookside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beryl Junction
    • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kanarra
      • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Kanarra. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Kanarraville [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
      • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<2>
    • Modena [Iron County]
    • Cedar Highlands [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
      • Cedar Highlands [Iron County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
    • Cedar City [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
      • Cedar City [Iron County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,764 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<2>
  • Mohave County (AZ)
  • Lincoln County (NV)
    • Acoma [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acoma
      • Acoma [Lincoln County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acoma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in Brookside ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brookside, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brookside.

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Brookside:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Arizona
    • Stories from Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Brookside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookside.

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

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.<6>

While we didn't find Brookside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brookside.

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

  • Gunlock [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunlock
    • Gunlock [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunlock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunlock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunlock<2>
  • Pine Valley [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Valley
    • Pine Valley [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brookside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Valley<2>
  • Hamblin [Washington County] - Historic
    • While Hamblin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamblin
    • Hamblin [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Brookside
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamblin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hamblin. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Former name for Hamblin:
    • Fort Hamblin
  • Pinto [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinto
    • Pinto [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinto
  • Santa Clara [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Clara
    • Santa Clara [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Brookside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,417 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Santa Clara had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<2>
  • Silver Reef [Washington County] - Historic
    • While Silver Reef was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Reef
    • Silver Reef [Washington County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookside
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 177 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Reef had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Washington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,174 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Saint George [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Brookside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,134 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 89,587 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<2>
    • New Harmony [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Brookside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 234 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harmony<2>
    • Virgin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgin
      • Virgin [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 658 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Virgin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgin<2>
    • Kanarraville [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
      • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kanarraville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brookside. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brookside.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Washington County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washco.state.ut.us/

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- Brookside) 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 Brookside. 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 Brookside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3683, Longitude: -113.6616    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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 Brookside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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