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Our Genealogy Helper for Clifton ...

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

We've added Clifton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Clifton, 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 Clifton (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 Clifton. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Clifton is historic, it would have been located within present day Tooele 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 Tooele County: Elko (NV), White Pine (NV), Box Elder, Davis, Juab, Salt Lake, Utah & Weber.

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

  • Tooele County     (The home county of Clifton)
    • Gold Hill [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Tooele County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Clifton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Canyon Station [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Station
      • Canyon Station [Tooele County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Clifton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canyon Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ibapah [Tooele County]
  • Juab County
    • Callao [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callao
      • Callao [Juab County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Clifton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callao have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Callao:
      • Willow Springs
      • Callao has also been known as:
      • Willow Springs Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callao
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callao<5>
    • Goshute [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshute
      • Goshute [Juab County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Clifton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshute
    • Boyd Station [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd Station
      • Boyd Station [Juab County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Clifton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Boyd Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fish Springs [Juab County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Springs
      • Fish Springs [Juab County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Clifton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fish Springs. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Trout Creek [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Juab County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Clifton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
  • Elko County (NV)
    • Ferber Mining District [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferber Mining District
      • Ferber Mining District [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Clifton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ferber Mining District. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Clifton:

  • 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 Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Clifton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clifton.

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 Clifton 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 Clifton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clifton.

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

  • Ibapah [Tooele County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibapah
    • Ibapah [Tooele County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Clifton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ibapah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Ibapah:
    • Deep Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ibapah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ibapah<5>
  • Trout Creek [Juab County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
    • Trout Creek [Juab County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Clifton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trout Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Tooele County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tooele County: www.co.tooele.ut.us/

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 Clifton, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clifton) 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 Clifton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clifton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1053, Longitude: -113.8175    
<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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