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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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Bull Valley: Bull Vly. (or less commonly used: Bull Vally. or Bull Vlly.)

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bull Valley is historic, it would have been located within present day Washington 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 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 County     (The home county of Bull Valley)
    • Brookside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bull Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Veyo [Washington County]
    • Central [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Bull Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Meadows
      • Mountain Meadows [Washington County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
    • Gunlock [Washington County]
    • Hebron [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Washington County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Bull Valley
      • Former name for Hebron:
      • Shoal Creek
    • Dammeron Valley [Washington County]
    • Enterprise [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Hamblin [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamblin
      • Hamblin [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hamblin. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Hamblin:
      • Fort Hamblin
    • Motoqua [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motoqua
      • Motoqua [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bull Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motoqua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motoqua
    • Holt [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Washington County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
    • Pine Valley [Washington County]
  • Iron County
    • Beryl Junction [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beryl Junction
      • Beryl Junction [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Bull Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beryl Junction
    • Newcastle [Iron County]
    • Old Irontown [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Irontown
      • Old Irontown [Iron County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
      • Old Irontown has also been known as:
      • Iron City
      • Irontown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Irontown
    • Little Pinto [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pinto
      • Little Pinto [Iron County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Little Pinto. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Little Pinto has also been known as:
      • Page Ranch
    • Modena [Iron County]
    • Desert Springs [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Springs
      • Desert Springs [Iron County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Bull Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Desert Springs. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Yale Crossing [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale Crossing
      • Yale Crossing [Iron County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Bull Valley
    • Kanarraville [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
      • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Bull Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<3>
  • Mohave County (AZ)
  • Lincoln County (NV)
    • Acoma [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acoma
      • Acoma [Lincoln County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Bull Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acoma have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Joseco [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joseco
      • Joseco [Lincoln County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Bull Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joseco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crestline [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestline
      • Crestline [Lincoln County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Bull Valley
    • Barclay [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclay
      • Barclay [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Bull Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barclay
    • Islen [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islen
      • Islen [Lincoln County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Bull Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Panaca [Lincoln County]

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 24 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 32 miles [51.5 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 like to start with 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Arizona
    • Stories from Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

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 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.

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 [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunlock
    • Gunlock [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Bull Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunlock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunlock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunlock<3>
  • Hamblin [Washington County] - Historic
    • While Hamblin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamblin
    • Hamblin [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamblin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hamblin. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Former name for Hamblin:
    • Fort Hamblin
  • Pine Valley [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Valley
    • Pine Valley [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Valley<3>
  • Pinto [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinto
    • Pinto [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinto
  • Santa Clara [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Clara
    • Santa Clara [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bull Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,417 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Santa Clara had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<3>
  • Saint George [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Saint George [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,134 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,587 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<3>
  • Washington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,174 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
  • Silver Reef [Washington County] - Historic
    • While Silver Reef was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Reef
    • Silver Reef [Washington County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bull Valley
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 177 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Reef had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • New Harmony [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Bull Valley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 234 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harmony<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Washington County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.washco.state.ut.us/

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

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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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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