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Our Genealogy Helper for Carlisle ...

So far, we have found very little information about Carlisle. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Carlisle to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Carlisle, please Contact Us.


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 Carlisle (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 Carlisle. 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 Carlisle ...

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.

  • Prior to its current name of Carlisle, it was known as Indian Creek.

Carlisle was originally named:

  • Indian Creek

We have seen the following variation for Carlisle:

  • Carslisle

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Carlisle is historic, it would have been located within present day San Juan County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Juan County: Apache (AZ), Coconino (AZ), Navajo (AZ), Dolores (CO), Montezuma (CO), Montrose (CO), San Miguel (CO), San Juan (NM), Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane & Wayne.

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

  • San Juan County     (The home county of Carlisle)
    • Monticello [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Home of Truth [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home of Truth
      • Home of Truth [San Juan County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Carlisle
    • Verdure [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdure
      • Verdure [San Juan County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Carlisle
    • Ucolo [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ucolo
      • Ucolo [San Juan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Carlisle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ucolo
    • Lockerby [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockerby
      • Lockerby [San Juan County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockerby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blanding [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanding
      • Blanding [San Juan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,633 people
      • Former names for Blanding:
      • Grayson
      • White Mesa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanding
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanding<3>
    • La Sal [San Juan County]
    • Indian Village [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [San Juan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • La Sal [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
      • La Sal [San Juan County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Sal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for La Sal:
      • Coyote
      • La Sal has also been known as:
      • Old La Sal
  • Dolores County (CO)
    • Dove Creek [Dolores County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Creek
      • Dove Creek [Dolores County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Carlisle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dove Creek<3>
    • Cahone [Dolores County]
  • Montezuma County (CO)
    • Pleasant View [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Montezuma County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<3>
  • Montrose County (CO)
    • Bedrock [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedrock
      • Bedrock [Montrose County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedrock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedrock<3>
    • Paradox [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
      • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Carlisle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradox have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradox<3>
  • San Miguel County (CO)

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

Newspapers Published in Carlisle ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlisle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carlisle, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carlisle.

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Carlisle:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Colorado
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Carlisle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carlisle.

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

  • Monticello City Cemetery
  • Home of Truth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home of Truth Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Home of Truth Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Home of Truth Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Carlisle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home of Truth Cemetery
  • Verdure Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Cedar Cemetery
  • Peel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peel Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Carlisle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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.

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

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

  • Monticello [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Carlisle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monticello had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
  • La Sal [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
    • La Sal [San Juan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Carlisle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, La Sal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Sal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Sal<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Carlisle. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carlisle.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About San Juan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carlisle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carlisle) 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 Carlisle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carlisle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlisle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9574, Longitude: -109.3422    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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