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Our Genealogy Helper for Canyon Glen ...

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 Canyon Glen (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 Canyon Glen. 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 Canyon Glen ...

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 Canyon Glen.

  • Typical abbreviation for Canyon Glen: Canyon Gln.

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 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 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.

Canyon Glen is located in Utah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County: Carbon, Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele & Wasatch.

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

  DirDistance
Utah     (The home county for Canyon Glen)
  Christmas City   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Sundance   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Orem   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Provo   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vineyard   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Davis
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Juab
  Rocky Ridge   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mona   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mammoth   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Silver City - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Salt Lake
  Albion Basin   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alta   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snowbird Lodge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Canyon Oak Village   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Draper   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Summerhill Village   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bluffdale   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Raintree Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Summit
  Park City   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Francis   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Samak   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Tooele
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Erda   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wasatch
  Wallsburg   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Canyon Glen ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Canyon Glen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Canyon Glen, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Canyon Glen.

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 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 Canyon Glen:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

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 Utah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Juab County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summit County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tooele County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wasatch County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Utah County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Utah 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 Canyon Glen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Canyon Glen.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Orem City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Timpanogos Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Lindon City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Pleasant Grove City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ft. Field   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Provo City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW American Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Springville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wallsburg 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 Canyon Glen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Canyon Glen.

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

Provo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 5,159 people (with 116,702 people in 2018)
 - Provo had a post office and railroad service
 
Lakeview   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Canyon Glen
 - Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 1,926 people (with 38,428 people in 2018)
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
American Fork   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 722 people (with 32,519 people in 2018)
 - American Fork had a post office and railroad service
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 2,840 people (with 33,104 people in 2018)
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Wallsburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 379 people in 2018)
 - Wallsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,504 people in 2018)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Canyon Glen
 - 1895 population of 101 people (with 481 people in 2018)
 - Charleston 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 Canyon Glen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Canyon Glen in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

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

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- Canyon Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canyon Glen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3302, Longitude: -111.6188     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canyon Glen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Canyon Glen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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