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Our Genealogy Helper for Burbank ...

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

We've added Burbank to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Burbank, 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 Burbank (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 Burbank. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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 Burbank is historic, it would have been located within present day Millard 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 Millard County: Lincoln (NV), White Pine (NV), Beaver, Juab, Sanpete & Sevier.

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

  • Millard County     (The home county of Burbank)
    • Garrison [Millard County]
    • Eskdale [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Millard County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Burbank
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
  • Lincoln County (NV)
    • Atlanta [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
      • Atlanta [Lincoln County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Burbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlanta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • White Pine County (NV)
    • Baker [White Pine County]
    • Shoshone [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoshone
      • Shoshone [White Pine County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Burbank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoshone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Osceola [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [White Pine County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Burbank

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

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 websites either 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 Burbank:

  • 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 Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Burbank ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burbank.

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

  • Burbank Cemetery
  • Garrison Cemetery
  • Baker City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker City Cemetery
    • The Baker City Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Baker (NV).To be precise, Baker City Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Burbank.
    • Baker City Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Baker Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker City Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2181583<5>
  • Eldridge Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eldridge Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Eldridge Ranch Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Eldridge Ranch Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Burbank.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldridge Ranch Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2341179<5>
  • Black Horse Cemetery
  • Osceola Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Osceola Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Osceola Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Osceola Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Burbank.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2175941<5>

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.

Burbank itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

  • Burbank [Millard County] - Historic
    • While Burbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burbank
    • Burbank [Millard County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Burbank
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burbank had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Burbank. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Osceola [White Pine County] - Historic
    • While Osceola was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
    • Osceola [White Pine County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Burbank
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Osceola 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 Burbank. See our List of 1890's Communities around Burbank.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Burbank ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Burbank.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Burbank:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Burbank


The FIPS database contains an entry for Burbank. See our Misc Page for Burbank for more information.

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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 Burbank, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Burbank) 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 Burbank. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burbank

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burbank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7788, Longitude: -114.0429    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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