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Our Genealogy Helper for Castle Rock ...

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

We've added Castle Rock to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Castle Rock, 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 Castle Rock (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 Rock. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Castle Rock is historic, it would have been located within present day Summit County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summit County: Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Sweetwater (WY) & Uinta (WY).

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

Summit     (The home county for Castle Rock)
  Emory   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]<2>
  Grass Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Echo   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fruit Heights   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lupine Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakridge Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Weber   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kaysville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodruff   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argyle - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Salt Lake
  Maple City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baker Mine - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Solitude   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eden Village   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wolf Creek Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Idlewild Townsite   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Uinta (WY)
  Evanston (WY)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Almy (WY)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bear River (WY)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Piedmont (WY) - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Robertson (WY)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Castle Rock ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Castle Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Castle Rock, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Castle Rock.

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Castle Rock:

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 Summit County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Rich County:     Cyndi's



Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's



Uinta County (WY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Summit County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Summit 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 Castle Rock ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Emory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Upton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Echo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Wyoming State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Evanston City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WSW Croydon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Henefer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Coalville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NNE Almy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  SSW Hoytsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  WSW Round Valley Pioneer 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.

Castle Rock itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

Emory   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Castle Rock
 - Emory had railroad service and no post office
Evanston (WY)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 1,995 people (with 11,704 people in 2018)
 - Evanston had a post office and railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Echo had a post office and railroad service
Croydon   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Croydon had a post office and railroad service
Henefer   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 959 people in 2018)
 - Henefer had a post office and no railroad service
Coalville   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 1,166 people (with 1,581 people in 2018)
 - Coalville had a post office and railroad service
Almy (WY)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Castle Rock
 - 1895 population of 450 people
 - Almy had a post office and railroad service
Hoytsville   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Castle Rock
 - Hoytsville 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 Castle Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Castle Rock in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Castle Rock ...

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

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 Rock:

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

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition)

Written by: Gannett, Henry

Published by the Department of the Interior, the United States Geological Survey - 1905
(Document found on Google Books)

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

1915-1916 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Castle Rock

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Summit County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County:

The official website for State of Utah:

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 Castle Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Castle Rock) 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 Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1194, Longitude: -111.1914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castle Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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