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Welcome to El Dorado ...

El Dorado is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

The location of El Dorado has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

El Dorado is 4,240 feet [1,292 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of El Dorado is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: El Dorado lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for El Dorado: (801) & (385)<4>

Adding El Dorado to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of El Dorado in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of El Dorado elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for El Dorado on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named El Dorado ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named El Dorado - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana (2), Kansas, New Mexico and Texas (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for El Dorado.

Communities near El Dorado ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near El Dorado.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of El Dorado
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<6>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of El Dorado
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<6>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of El Dorado
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<6>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jordan
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of El Dorado
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
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      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of El Dorado
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
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      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of El Dorado
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of El Dorado
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<6>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of El Dorado
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<6>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of El Dorado
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<6>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of El Dorado
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around El Dorado. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for El Dorado.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of El Dorado. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around El Dorado.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around El Dorado. See our Newspapers Page for El Dorado.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Dorado ...

Looking for more information about El Dorado? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to El Dorado, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for El Dorado.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

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 Salt Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around El Dorado - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- El Dorado) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Dorado. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7219, Longitude: -112.0174       In this case, the coordinates for El Dorado have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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