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Our Genealogy Helper for Castleton ...

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

We've added Castleton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Castleton, 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 Castleton (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 Castleton. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Castleton is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Castleton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Castleton:

  • Grand County     (The home county of Castleton)
    • Castle Valley [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
      • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Castleton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Castleton
      • 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.<4>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa
    • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Grand County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleton
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Castleton
      • 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.<4>
    • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Castleton
      • 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.<4>
      • Plainfield has also been known as:
      • Bueno
      • Poverty Flat
      • Spanish Valley
    • Moab [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
      • Moab [Grand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Castleton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<5>
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Castleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Castleton
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
      • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Castleton
      • 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<5>
  • San Juan County
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Castleton
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Sal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradox<5>
    • Bedrock [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedrock
      • Bedrock [Montrose County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedrock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedrock<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Castleton ...

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 Castleton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Castleton, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Castleton.

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 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 Castleton:

  • 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 Castleton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Castleton.

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 Castleton 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.

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Castleton, with the one closest to Castleton 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Castleton
    • 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.<4>
  • Moab [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
    • Moab [Grand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Castleton
    • 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<5>
  • La Sal [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
    • La Sal [San Juan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Castleton
    • 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<5>
  • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Castleton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<5>
  • Paradox [Montrose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
    • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleton
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradox<5>
  • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Castleton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agate had railroad service and no post office
  • Sagers [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
    • Sagers [Grand County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Castleton
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Castleton, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Castleton) 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 Castleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castleton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6033, Longitude: -109.3183    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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