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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookwood ...

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 Brookwood (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 Brookwood. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Brookwood)
  Lane Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Riverton   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Featherwood Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  South Jordan   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bluffdale   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Draper   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Transwest Village   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  White City   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Herriman   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Jordan Village   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Brookwood:

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



Juab County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Summit County:     Cyndi's



Tooele County:     Cyndi's



Utah County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch 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 Brookwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookwood.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Lk. Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Union Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Highland City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memorial Mtn. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lehi City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Chandler 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 Brookwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brookwood.

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

Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Brookwood
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Brookwood
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 48,319 people in 2018)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brookwood
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brookwood
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,901 people in 2018)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brookwood
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 116,046 people in 2018)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brookwood
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Brookwood
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Lehi   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brookwood
 - Lehi had a post office and railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brookwood
 - 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 Brookwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brookwood in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Brookwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5305, Longitude: -111.9444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookwood 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 Brookwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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