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Our Genealogy Helper for Castle Dale ...

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 Castle Dale (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 Castle Dale. 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 Castle Dale ...

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.

We have seen the following variation for Castle Dale:

  • Castledale

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.

Castle Dale is located in Emery County and is the County Seat.

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 Emery County: Carbon, Grand, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Uintah & Wayne.

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

  • Emery County     (The home county of Castle Dale)
    • Orangeville [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Emery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,326 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeville<2>
    • Wilsonville [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Emery County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Dale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Wilsonville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Huntington [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Emery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,934 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<2>
    • Lawrence [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Emery County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
    • Clawson [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clawson
      • Clawson [Emery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clawson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clawson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clawson<2>
    • Ferron [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferron
      • Ferron [Emery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferron<2>
    • Cleveland [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Emery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<2>
    • Mohrland [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrland
      • Mohrland [Emery County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
    • Elmo [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Emery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmo<2>
    • Desert Lake [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Lake
      • Desert Lake [Emery County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Desert Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Victor [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Emery County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
    • Emery [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Emery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<2>
  • Carbon County
    • Hiawatha [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
      • Hiawatha [Carbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
    • Wattis [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattis
      • Wattis [Carbon County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wellington [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<2>
    • Price [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<2>
    • Clear Creek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
      • Clear Creek [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
    • Coal City [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Former names for Coal City:
      • Cedar Mesa Ranch
      • Dempsey City
      • Dempseyville
      • Great Western
      • Oak Springs Bench
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Helper [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helper
      • Helper [Carbon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helper<2>
    • Scofield [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scofield
      • Scofield [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scofield
    • East Carbon City [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Carbon City
      • East Carbon City [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584 people
      • Former names for East Carbon City:
      • Drager
      • Dragerton
      • East Carbon City has also been known as:
      • East Carbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Carbon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Carbon City<2>
    • Sunnyside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2013: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<2>
  • Sanpete County
    • Spring City [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
      • Spring City [Sanpete County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring City<2>
    • Ephraim [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephraim
      • Ephraim [Sanpete County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,308 people
      • Former names for Ephraim:
      • Cottonwood
      • Fort Ephraim
      • Pine Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephraim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephraim<2>
    • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,530 people
      • Former names for Mount Pleasant:
      • Fort Hambleton
      • Hambleton
      • Hambletowns Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<2>
    • Manti [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manti
      • Manti [Sanpete County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,738 people
      • Former name for Manti:
      • Copenhagen
      • Manti has also been known as:
      • Manti City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manti<2>
    • Chester [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Sanpete County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<2>
    • Sterling [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Sanpete County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<2>
    • Fairview [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Sanpete County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<2>
    • Moroni [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moroni
      • Moroni [Sanpete County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moroni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moroni<2>
    • Wales [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Sanpete County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<2>
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Castle Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mayfield:
      • Arrapene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Castle Dale ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Castle Dale.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Castle Dale. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Castle Dale and those printed in the larger area surrounding Castle Dale.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Castle Dale.

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 either 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 Castle Dale:

  • 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 Utah

Cemeteries Near Castle Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Castle Dale.

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

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Castle Dale had a population of 303 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Castle Dale had a population of 1,491 people.

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

  • Castle Dale [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Dale
    • Castle Dale [Emery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Castle Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 303 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,491 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Dale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Dale<2>
  • Orangeville [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
    • Orangeville [Emery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Castle Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 313 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,326 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orangeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeville<2>
  • Lawrence [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Lawrence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence [Emery County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
  • Huntington [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Emery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Castle Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 513 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,934 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<2>
  • Ferron [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferron
    • Ferron [Emery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ferron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferron<2>
  • Cleveland [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Emery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 440 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<2>
  • Emery [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
    • Emery [Emery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Dale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emery had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<2>
  • Price [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
    • Price [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 209 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,332 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Price had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Castle Dale ...

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

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 Castle Dale:

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

1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Castle Dale

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Castle Dale


We have found Castle Dale in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Castle Dale for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Emery County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Emery County: www.co.emery.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castle Dale) 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 Castle Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Dale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2190, Longitude: -111.0196    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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 Castle Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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