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Our Genealogy Helper for Brown ...

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 Brown (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 Brown. 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 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.

Brown is located in Davis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Davis County: Box Elder, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele & Weber.

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

Davis     (The home county for Brown)
  Val Verda   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Willard   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salt Lake
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Denver City   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Granite   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  University Village   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Victory Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Foothill Village   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Canyon Rim   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clark Village Gardens   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Garden City Addition   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Echo   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erda   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Timpie - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Evona   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Brown ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brown.

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

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 helpful 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 Brown:

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 Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Salt Lake 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 Davis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah

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 Brown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brown.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Farmington City 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 Brown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brown.

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

Woods Cross   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brown
 - Woods Cross had railroad service and no post office
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brown
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Brown
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,700 people in 2018)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Brown
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,591 people in 2018)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brown
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Brown
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brown
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Williams   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brown
 - 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 Brown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brown in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County:

The official website for State of Utah:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8544, Longitude: -111.9002     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brown 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 Brown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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