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Our Genealogy Helper for Burnt Flat ...

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 Burnt Flat (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 Burnt Flat. 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 Burnt Flat ...

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 Burnt Flat.

  • Typical abbreviation for Burnt Flat: Burnt Flt.

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 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.

Burnt Flat is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Burnt Flat)
  Solitude   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Brighton   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Albion Basin   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Alta   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Baker Mine - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Snowbird Lodge   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mount Olympus   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hillside Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Scandia Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Towne and Country Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wander Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Christmas City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Orem   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Burnt Flat ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burnt Flat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burnt Flat, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burnt Flat.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Burnt Flat:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Summit County:     Cyndi's



Tooele County:     Cyndi's



Utah County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Salt Lake County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Salt Lake 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

Cemeteries Near Burnt Flat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burnt Flat.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Alta City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Snyderville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Park City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE William Walter Wilson Burial Site   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Mound City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Memorial Mtn. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Midway City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WSW Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Pioneer Memorial 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.<3>

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

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

Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Burnt Flat
 - Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burnt Flat
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 383 people in 2018)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Snyderville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Burnt Flat
 - Snyderville had railroad service and no post office
Park City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Burnt Flat
 - 1895 population of 2,850 people (with 8,504 people in 2018)
 - Park City had a post office and railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Burnt Flat
 - 1895 population of 627 people (with 5,257 people in 2018)
 - Midway had a post office and no railroad service
Atkinson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Burnt Flat
 - Atkinson had railroad service and no post office
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Burnt Flat
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burnt Flat
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,901 people in 2018)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Burnt Flat. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burnt Flat in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Burnt Flat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnt Flat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6347, Longitude: -111.6158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burnt Flat 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:

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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 Burnt Flat, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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