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Our Genealogy Helper for Bruin Point ...

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 Bruin Point (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 Bruin Point. 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 Bruin Point ...

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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Bruin Point: Bruin Pt.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 doctors 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.

Bruin Point is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Sanpete & Utah.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Bruin Point)
    • Sunnyside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2013: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<2>
    • East Carbon City [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Carbon City
      • East Carbon City [Carbon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584 people
      • Former names for East Carbon City:
      • Drager
      • Dragerton
      • East Carbon City has also been known as:
      • East Carbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Carbon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Carbon City<2>
    • Columbia [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Harper [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Carbon County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Bruin Point
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Harper. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Former names for Harper:
      • Minnie Maud
      • Nine Mile
    • Kiz [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiz
      • Kiz [Carbon County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kiz. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Wellington [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<2>
    • Kenilworth [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenilworth
      • Kenilworth [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenilworth
    • Price [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<2>
    • Spring Glen [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Heiner [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heiner
      • Heiner [Carbon County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heiner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Heiner:
      • Carbon
      • Panther
    • Helper [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helper
      • Helper [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helper<2>
    • Castle Gate [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Gate
      • Castle Gate [Carbon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Castle Gate. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Royal [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Carbon County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
      • Former names for Royal:
      • Bear Canyon
      • Cameron
      • Rolapp
  • Duchesne County
    • Duchesne [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duchesne
      • Duchesne [Duchesne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,710 people
      • Former names for Duchesne:
      • Dora
      • Theodore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duchesne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duchesne<2>
  • Emery County
    • Cedar [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Emery County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grassy [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Emery County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grassy. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Woodside [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
      • Former name for Woodside:
      • Lower Crossing
    • Victor [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
    • Desert Lake [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Lake
      • Desert Lake [Emery County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Desert Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Elmo [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Emery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmo<2>
    • Cleveland [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Emery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<2>
    • Huntington [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Emery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bruin Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,934 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Bruin Point ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bruin Point.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Utah

Cemeteries Near Bruin Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bruin Point.

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 Bruin Point 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 Bruin Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bruin Point.

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

  • Sunnyside [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
    • Estimated population in 2013: 371 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<2>
  • Cedar [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Cedar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Emery County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedar had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grassy [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Grassy was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
    • Grassy [Emery County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grassy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grassy. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Price [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
    • Price [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 209 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,332 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Price had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<2>
  • Woodside [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Woodside was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
    • Woodside [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Bruin Point
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Woodside:
    • Lower Crossing
  • Helper [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helper
    • Helper [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bruin Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,105 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Helper had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helper<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Carbon County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carbon County: www.carboncountyutah.com/

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- Bruin Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruin Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6416, Longitude: -110.3457       In this case, the coordinates for Bruin Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bruin Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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