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Burrville, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Burrville ...

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 Burrville (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 Burrville. 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 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.

Burrville is located in Sevier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sevier County: Beaver, Emery, Millard, Piute, Sanpete & Wayne.

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

Sevier     (The home county for Burrville)
  Koosharem   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Annabella   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Austin   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Central Valley   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elsinore   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Venice   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sigurd   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Joseph   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vermillion   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sulphurdale - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Antimony   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Osiris - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kanosh Indian Village   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kanosh   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Meadow   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greenwich   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hoovers   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Angle   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Marysvale   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Alunite - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kimberly - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Junction   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Axtell   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centerfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mayfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gunnison   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Loa   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lyman   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bicknell   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Teasdale   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Torrey   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grover   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Burrville ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burrville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burrville, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burrville.

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Burrville:

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 Sevier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Beaver County:     Cyndi's



Garfield County:     Cyndi's



Millard County:     Cyndi's



Piute County:     Cyndi's



Sanpete County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burrville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Burrville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Koosharem Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NW Annabella Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SE Fremont Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Glenwood Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Monroe City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SE Loa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Central Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NNW Venice Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Elsinore 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Burrville had a population of 54 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Greenwich   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burrville
 - Greenwich had a post office and no railroad service
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 473 people in 2018)
 - Glenwood had a post office and no railroad service
Annabella   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burrville
 - Annabella had a post office and no railroad service
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 880 people (with 2,341 people in 2018)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Fremont had a post office and no railroad service
Loa   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 160 people (with 578 people in 2018)
 - Loa had a post office and no railroad service
Elsinore   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 880 people in 2018)
 - Elsinore had a post office and no railroad service
Richfield   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burrville
 - 1895 population of 1,531 people (with 7,908 people in 2018)
 - Richfield 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 Burrville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burrville in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Burrville ...

While our initial data about Burrville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Burrville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find 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 Burrville.

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 Burrville:

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

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Burrville. See our Misc Page for Burrville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sevier County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sevier 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burrville) 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 Burrville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burrville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burrville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5706, Longitude: -111.8643     [Map].

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

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