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Bull Valley, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bull Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bull Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bull Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bull Valley, please Contact Us.

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 Bull Valley (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 Bull Valley. 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 Bull Valley ...

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 Bull Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bull Valley: Bull Vly. (or less commonly used: Bull Vally. or Bull Vlly.)

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bull Valley is historic, it would have been located within present day Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Mohave (AZ), Lincoln (NV), Iron & Kane.

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

Washington     (The home county for Bull Valley)
  Brookside   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  Veyo   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Central   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mountain Meadows - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gunlock   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hebron - Historic   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dammeron Valley   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hamblin - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Motoqua   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Holt - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pine Valley   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beryl Junction   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newcastle   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Modena   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Yale Crossing - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beryl   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kanarraville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avon   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mohave (AZ)
  Beaver Dam (AZ)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Littlefield (AZ)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (NV)
  Acoma (NV) - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Joseco (NV) - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Crestline (NV) - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barclay (NV)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Islen (NV) - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Panaca (NV)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Bull Valley ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bull Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bull Valley, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bull Valley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Bull Valley:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Iron County:     Cyndi's



Mohave County (AZ):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (NV):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Washington 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Bull Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bull Valley.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Veyo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Gunlock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Central City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Enterprise City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Winsor Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NE Hamblin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NE Holt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  S Shivwits Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pine Valley 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.

While we didn't find Bull Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bull Valley.

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

Gunlock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bull Valley
 - Gunlock had a post office and no railroad service
Hamblin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hamblin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Hamblin had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Valley   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Pine Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Santa Clara   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bull Valley
 - Santa Clara had a post office and no railroad service
Saint George   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 1,134 people (with 87,178 people in 2018)
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
Washington   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 27,686 people in 2018)
 - Washington had a post office and no railroad service
Silver Reef - Historic   [Map]
 - While Silver Reef was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 177 people
 - Silver Reef had a post office and no railroad service
New Harmony   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East (E) from Bull Valley
 - 1895 population of 103 people (with 225 people in 2018)
 - New Harmony 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 Bull Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bull Valley in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Washington County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bull Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Bull Valley) 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 Bull Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bull Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bull Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4231, Longitude: -113.8032     [Map].

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<3>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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