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Our Genealogy Helper for Castle Valley ...

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 Valley (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 Valley. 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 Valley ...

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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Castle Valley: Castle Vly. (or less commonly used: Castle Vally. or Castle Vlly.)

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 and doctors 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 Valley is located in Grand 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 Grand County: Garfield (CO), Mesa (CO), Carbon, Emery, San Juan & Uintah.

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

  • Grand County     (The home county of Castle Valley)
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Castle Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
      • Castleton [Grand County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Castle Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Wilson's Mesa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa
    • Moab [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
      • Moab [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<3>
    • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Castle Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Plainfield. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Plainfield has also been known as:
      • Bueno
      • Poverty Flat
      • Spanish Valley
    • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Castle Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
      • Agate [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Castle Valley
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
      • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Valley
      • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
      • Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<3>
  • San Juan County
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Castle Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • La Sal [San Juan County]
    • La Sal [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
      • La Sal [San Juan County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
      • 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
  • Mesa County (CO)
  • Montrose County (CO)
    • Paradox [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
      • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
      • 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>
    • Bedrock [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedrock
      • Bedrock [Montrose County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Castle Valley ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Castle Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Castle Valley, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Castle Valley.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Castle Valley:

  • 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 Castle Valley ...

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

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

  • Castle Valley Cemetery
  • Castleton Cemetery
  • Red Cliffs Cemetery
  • Pinhook Battle Site Cemetery
  • Grand Valley Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Andy Swenson Gravesite
    • Hole 'n the Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hole 'n the Rock Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Hole 'n the Rock Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Hole 'n the Rock Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Castle Valley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hole 'n the Rock Cemetery
    • La Sal Cemetery
    • Thompson Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Springs Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Springs Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Thompson Springs Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Valley.
      • Thompson Springs Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Thompson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77466<5>

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>

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

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

  • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Richardson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson [Grand County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
  • Moab [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
    • Moab [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Castle Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 333 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moab had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<3>
  • La Sal [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
    • La Sal [San Juan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Castle Valley
    • 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>
  • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Cisco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco [Grand County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<3>
  • Sagers [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
    • Sagers [Grand County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sagers had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers
  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Agate was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agate had railroad service and no post office
  • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<3>
  • Paradox [Montrose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
    • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Castle Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paradox had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castle Valley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castle Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6338, Longitude: -109.3975       In this case, the coordinates for Castle Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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