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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.

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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

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     (The home county for Castle Dale)
  Orangeville   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Wilsonville - Historic   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clawson   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ferron   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mohrland - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elmo   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Emery   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodside - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Price   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Helper   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kenilworth   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scofield   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Carbon City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sunnyside   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ephraim   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beaver Dams   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manti   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chester   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moroni   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wales   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mayfield   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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 37 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 48 miles [77.2 km] of Castle Dale.

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 - 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 Castle Dale:

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 Emery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carbon County:     Cyndi's



Sanpete County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Emery 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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Castle Dale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Orangeville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Clawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Huntington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Molen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ferron City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NE Tucker Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NE Elmo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NNW Crandall Canyon Mine   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Victor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hiawatha 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>

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 2018, 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.

Orangeville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Castle Dale
 - 1895 population of 313 people (with 1,329 people in 2018)
 - Orangeville had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lawrence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Castle Dale
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Huntington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Castle Dale
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,933 people in 2018)
 - Huntington had a post office and railroad service
Ferron   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Castle Dale
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 1,494 people in 2018)
 - Ferron had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Castle Dale
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Emery   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Castle Dale
 - Emery had a post office and no railroad service
Price   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Castle Dale
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 8,232 people in 2018)
 - Price had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Castle Dale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Castle Dale in the 1890's.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

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:

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 things 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     [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 Castle Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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