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A visit to the Andy Swenson Gravesite ...

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Andy Swenson Gravesite ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Andy Swenson Gravesite

The Andy Swenson Gravesite is located in Grand County<1>.

The county seat for Grand County is located in Moab. Moab lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of the Andy Swenson Gravesite .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Andy Swenson Gravesite

Lat:   38.6065°   (38° 36' 23")

Lon:   -109.2236°   (-109° 13' 24")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Andy Swenson Gravesite:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Andy Swenson Gravesite.

  • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Grand County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Andy Swenson Gravesite
  • Castle Valley [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
    • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Andy Swenson Gravesite
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 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
  • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
    • Castleton [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Andy Swenson Gravesite
  • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • 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 Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gateway [Mesa County]
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • 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
    • Moab [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
      • Moab [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,373 people
      • Former names for Moab:
      • Grand Valley
      • Mormon Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<4>
    • Paradox [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
      • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • 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<4>
    • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • 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.<5>
      • Plainfield has also been known as:
      • Bueno
      • Poverty Flat
      • Poverty Flats
      • Spanish Valley
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • 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.<5>
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Andy Swenson Gravesite
      • 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.<5>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Andy Swenson Gravesite. The following communities are located in Grand County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Andy Swenson Gravesite.

  • Moab
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Moab.
    • Moab lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Andy Swenson Gravesite.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Andy Swenson Gravesite. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Grand County.

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Andy Swenson Gravesite:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1989826  (Andy Swenson Gravesite)
    • Note: GNIS record #1989826 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Mount Waas
    • County: Grand         Elev: 2729
    • Location given for GNIS #1989826 (Andy Swenson Gravesite)
    • Lat: 38.6063752           Lon: -109.2234479
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Grand, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Andy Swenson Gravesite. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6065, Longitude: -109.2236    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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