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Our Genealogy Helper for Bryce Canyon ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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 Bryce Canyon: Bryce Cyn. (or less commonly used: Bryce Canyn. or Bryce Cnyn.)

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Bryce Canyon is located in Garfield 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 Garfield County: Beaver, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan & Wayne.

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

  • Garfield County     (The home county of Bryce Canyon)
    • Bryce Canyon City [Garfield County]
    • Tropic [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tropic
      • Tropic [Garfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tropic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tropic<2>
    • Loseeville [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loseeville
      • Loseeville [Garfield County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bryce Canyon
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Loseeville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Loseeville has also been known as:
      • Losee
      • New Clifton
    • Cannonville [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonville
      • Cannonville [Garfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannonville<2>
    • Henrieville [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrieville
      • Henrieville [Garfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrieville<2>
    • Hillsdale [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Garfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Hatch [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Garfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<2>
    • Widtsoe Junction [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widtsoe Junction
      • Widtsoe Junction [Garfield County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bryce Canyon
    • Widtsoe [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widtsoe
      • Widtsoe [Garfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bryce Canyon
      • Former names for Widtsoe:
      • Adairville
      • Houston
      • Winder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widtsoe
    • Asay [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asay
      • Asay [Garfield County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bryce Canyon
      • Asay has also been known as:
      • Asay Town
      • Asays
    • Panguitch Fort [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch Fort
      • Panguitch Fort [Garfield County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Panguitch Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Panguitch [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch
      • Panguitch [Garfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panguitch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panguitch<2>
  • Iron County
    • Paragonah [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah
      • Paragonah [Iron County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 545 people
      • Former names for Paragonah:
      • Paragoonah
      • Red Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paragonah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paragonah<2>
    • Brian Head [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian Head
      • Brian Head [Iron County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brian Head<2>
    • Parowan [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
      • Parowan [Iron County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<2>
  • Kane County
    • Georgetown [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Kane County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alton [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Kane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Former names for Alton:
      • Graham
      • Roundy's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<2>
    • Long Valley Junction [Kane County]
    • Clarkdale [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Kane County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Bryce Canyon
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarkdale. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Clarkdale has also been known as:
      • Clarkston
      • Skoompa
      • Skoots Pah
      • Skumpah
      • Skutumpah
    • Paria [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paria
      • Paria [Kane County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
      • Former name for Paria:
      • Pahreah
    • Duck Creek Village [Kane County]
    • Glendale [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Kane County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<2>
    • Orderville [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orderville
      • Orderville [Kane County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orderville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orderville<2>
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
  • Piute County
    • Circleville [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Piute County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circleville<2>
    • Kingston [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Piute County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Bryce Canyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Bryce Canyon ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bryce Canyon, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bryce Canyon.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Bryce Canyon:

  • 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 Bryce Canyon ...

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

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

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

  • Loseeville [Garfield County] - Historic
    • While Loseeville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loseeville
    • Loseeville [Garfield County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bryce Canyon
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loseeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Loseeville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Loseeville has also been known as:
    • Losee
    • New Clifton
  • Cannonville [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonville
    • Cannonville [Garfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cannonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannonville<2>
  • Henrieville [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrieville
    • Henrieville [Garfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bryce Canyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henrieville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrieville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrieville<2>
  • Panguitch [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch
    • Panguitch [Garfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bryce Canyon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 436 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,682 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Panguitch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panguitch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panguitch<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Garfield County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Bryce Canyon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bryce Canyon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bryce Canyon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryce Canyon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6281, Longitude: -112.1679    
<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 Bryce Canyon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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