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Browns Townsite, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Browns Townsite ...

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 Townsite (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 Townsite. 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 Townsite ...

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 Townsite.

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

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Browns Townsite)
  Magna   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Chambers Townsite   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Arthur - Historic   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Centennial Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Centennial Village Two   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bacchus - Historic   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Martin Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  West Valley City   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cherrywood Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Copper City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Dublin Town   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Erda   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Timpie - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Evona   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Browns Townsite ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Browns Townsite.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Browns Townsite, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Browns Townsite.

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 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 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 Townsite:

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 Browns Townsite ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lk. Point Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Chandler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Kimball - Whitney 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 Townsite in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Browns Townsite.

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

Riter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Browns Townsite
 - Riter had a post office and no railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Browns Townsite
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Browns Townsite
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Browns Townsite
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Lake Point   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Browns Townsite
 - Lake Point had a post office and railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Browns Townsite
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 60,192 people in 2018)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Browns Townsite
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 116,046 people in 2018)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Browns Townsite
 - 1895 population of 524 people
 - Bingham had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Browns Townsite. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Browns Townsite in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns Townsite. 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 from Point A (ie- Browns Townsite) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Browns Townsite. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Browns Townsite

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Townsite. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7083, Longitude: -112.1019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Townsite 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 Browns Townsite, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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