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Our Genealogy Helper for Buena Vista ...

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 Buena Vista (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 Buena Vista. 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.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Buena Vista is located in Weber County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Weber County: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich & Tooele.

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

  DirDistance
Weber     (The home county for Buena Vista)
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  North Ogden   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Farr West   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Ron Clare Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marriott-Slaterville   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Plain City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Century Village   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Evona   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Warren   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Willard   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Perry   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brigham City   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mantua   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Corinne   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bear River City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Honeyville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Evans   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crystal Springs   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cropley   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cache
  Avon   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Paradise   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wellsville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hyrum   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nibley   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Millville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Providence   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  River Heights   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peter   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ballard Junction   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Davis
  Clint Village   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Al Vi Village   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arsenal   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  South Weber   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sahara Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Anchorage   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Morgan
  Enterprise   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Salt Lake
  Denver City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Granite   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  University Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Summit
  Henefer   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Echo   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Emory   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Buena Vista ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buena Vista.

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

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 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 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 Buena Vista:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

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 Weber County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cache County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summit County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Weber County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Weber 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Idaho
      Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Buena Vista ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buena Vista.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Ben Lomond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Plain City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW West Weber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Willard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Willard Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW West Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ogden City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Warren - West Warren Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Aultorest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Perry Cemetery   [Map]     

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

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

Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buena Vista
 - Harrisville had a post office and railroad service
 
North Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 20,009 people in 2018)
 - North Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plain City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 7,120 people in 2018)
 - Plain City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slaterville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Slaterville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - Slaterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 492 people (with 1,914 people in 2018)
 - Willard had a post office and railroad service
 
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 14,889 people (with 87,325 people in 2018)
 - Ogden had a post office and railroad service
 
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Buena Vista
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Eden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Buena Vista
 - Riverdale 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 Buena Vista. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buena Vista in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Weber County: www.co.weber.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3230, Longitude: -112.0016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Buena Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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