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Callao, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Callao (aka 'Willow Springs Station') ...

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 Callao (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 Callao. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Callao is located in Juab County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Juab County: White Pine (NV), Millard, Sanpete, Tooele & Utah.

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

Juab     (The home county for Callao)
  Boyd Station - Historic   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Trout Creek   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fishsprings - Historic   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Partoun   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Black Rock Station - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dugway Station - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gandy   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ibapah   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gold Hill   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
White Pine (NV)
  Parker (NV) - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tungstonia (NV) - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tippett (NV)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Callao:

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 Juab County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Millard County:     Cyndi's



Tooele County:     Cyndi's



White Pine County (NV):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Juab 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 Callao ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Callao.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Callao Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NW Ibapah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 48 miles [77.2 km]  
  WSW Aurum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Muncy Creek 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 Callao in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Callao.

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

Trout Creek   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Callao
 - Trout Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ibapah   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Callao
 - Ibapah 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 Callao. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Callao in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Callao ...

While our initial data about Callao came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Callao 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 Callao.

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

1915-1916 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Callao

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Juab County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Juab County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Callao) 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 Callao. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Callao

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Callao. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8979, Longitude: -113.7141     [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 Callao, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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