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Bryce Canyon City, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bryce Canyon City ...

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 Bryce Canyon City (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 Bryce Canyon City. 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 Bryce Canyon City ...

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 Bryce Canyon City.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bryce Canyon City: Bryce Cyn. City (or less commonly used: Bryce Canyn. City or Bryce Cnyn. City)

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 hospitals 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.

Bryce Canyon City is located in Garfield County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garfield County: Beaver, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan & Wayne.

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

Garfield     (The home county for Bryce Canyon City)
  Bryce Canyon   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Tropic   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Loseeville - Historic   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cannonville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Henrieville   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Widtsoe - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hatch   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Panguitch   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Asay - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Bear Valley Junction   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Osiris - Historic   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Panguitch Lake Resort   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Antimony   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Paragonah   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brian Head   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Parowan   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Long Valley Junction   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Alton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Duck Creek Village   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pahreah - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orderville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Adairville - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Junction   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Angle   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Bryce Canyon City ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bryce Canyon City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bryce Canyon City, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bryce Canyon City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Bryce Canyon City:

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 Garfield County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Iron County:     Cyndi's



Kane County:     Cyndi's



Piute County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Garfield 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 Bryce Canyon City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bryce Canyon City.

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 Bryce Canyon City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Tropic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Loseeville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Cannonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Henrieville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WNW Hillsdale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NE Widtsoe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  W Hatch City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NW Panguitch City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SW Roundy / Johnson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  SW Roundy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Spry 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 Bryce Canyon City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bryce Canyon City.

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

Loseeville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Loseeville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bryce Canyon City
 - Loseeville had a post office and no railroad service
Cannonville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bryce Canyon City
 - 1895 population of 59 people (with 175 people in 2018)
 - Cannonville had a post office and no railroad service
Henrieville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bryce Canyon City
 - Henrieville had a post office and no railroad service
Panguitch   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bryce Canyon City
 - 1895 population of 436 people (with 1,691 people in 2018)
 - Panguitch 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 Bryce Canyon City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bryce Canyon City in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Bryce Canyon City) 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 Bryce Canyon City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bryce Canyon City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryce Canyon City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6738, Longitude: -112.1566     [Map].

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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 Bryce Canyon City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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