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Browns Park, Utah
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Our Genealogy Helper for Browns Park ...

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 Browns Park (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 Browns Park. 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 Browns Park ...

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 Browns Park.

  • While the name of this community is Browns Park, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Browns Park may originally have been Brown's Park.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Browns Park might be written as Brown Park.

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.

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

Davis     (The home county for Browns Park)
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Bountiful   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Val Verda   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Center Village   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Woods Cross   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Willard   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
Salt Lake
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Foothill Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Granite   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  University Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Denver City   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Victory Village   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Maple City   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Canyon Rim   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Clark Village Gardens   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Summit Park   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Snyderville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Echo   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Wanship   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Park City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Coalville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Lake Point   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Erda   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Burmester   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Grantsville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Alpine   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Highland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Lehi   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  American Fork   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Lindon   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Cranmer   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Hideout   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Midway   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Uintah   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Roy   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Westlake Village   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Hooper   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Evona   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Browns Park ...

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 Browns Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Browns Park, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Browns Park.

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 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 - you should note 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 Browns Park:

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 Browns Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Browns Park.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NE Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  WNW Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  NNW Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  SSW Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  S B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  N Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  S Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Deseret Village Pioneer 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 Browns Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Browns Park.

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

Woods Cross   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the West (W) from Browns Park
 - Woods Cross had railroad service and no post office
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Browns Park
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,700 people in 2018)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Browns Park
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Browns Park
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,591 people in 2018)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the South (S) from Browns Park
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Browns Park
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Browns Park
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,514 people in 2018)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Browns Park
 - Buena Vista 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 Browns Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Browns Park in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns Park. 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 '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- Browns Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8688, Longitude: -111.8549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Browns Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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