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Cardon, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cardon ...

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 Cardon (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 Cardon. 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 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.

Cardon is located in Cache County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cache County: Franklin (ID), Oneida (ID), Box Elder, Rich & Weber.

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

Cache     (The home county for Cardon)
  Smithfield   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Amalga   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  North Logan   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  White Horse Village   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Benson   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  River Heights   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ballard Junction   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Newton   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Beindneau   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cache Junction   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Box Elder
  Beaverdam   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wheelon   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Deweyville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fielding   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crystal Springs   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Madsen   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Honeyville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garland   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Garden   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pickelville - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Laketown   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Argyle - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodruff   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wolf Creek Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Ogden   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eden Village   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eden   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Farr West   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plain City   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ron Clare Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Idlewild Townsite   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Century Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bannock (ID)
  Swanlake (ID)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bear Lake (ID)
  Fish Haven (ID)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Charles (ID)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bloomington (ID)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paris (ID)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dingle (ID)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (ID)
  Franklin (ID)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Weston (ID)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Preston (ID)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dayton (ID)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clifton (ID)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oxford (ID)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thatcher (ID)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oneida (ID)
  Cherry Creek (ID)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Malad City (ID)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Cardon ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cardon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cardon, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cardon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Cardon:

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 Cache County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:     Cyndi's



Rich County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's



Bannock County (ID):     Cyndi's



Bear Lake County (ID):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (ID):     Cyndi's



Oneida County (ID):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Cache County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Cache 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Cardon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cardon.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Smithfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hyde Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE North Logan Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Providence City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Richmond City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Newton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Poulsen Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Millville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Miller - Pollock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mendon City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lewiston City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Beaver Dam 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 Cardon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cardon.

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

Smithfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 1,080 people (with 11,811 people in 2018)
 - Smithfield had a post office and railroad service
Hyde Park   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 4,700 people in 2018)
 - Hyde Park had a post office and railroad service
Benson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 4,565 people (with 51,619 people in 2018)
 - Logan had a post office and railroad service
Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 889 people (with 2,730 people in 2018)
 - Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 164 people (with 813 people in 2018)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Providence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 345 people (with 7,595 people in 2018)
 - Providence had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cardon
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Cache Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Cardon
 - Cache Junction had a post office and railroad service
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cardon
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 2,078 people in 2018)
 - Millville 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 Cardon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cardon in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Cache County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Cardon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8247, Longitude: -111.8444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cardon 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 Cardon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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