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Welcome to Fort Douglas (aka 'Camp Kent') ...

Fort Douglas is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Douglas: Ft. Douglas

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Douglas.

The community of Fort Douglas has also been called Camp Kent. Going back to its beginning, Fort Douglas was originally named Camp Douglas<2>. For more information about the names of Fort Douglas, see The Names of Fort Douglas on our Genealogy Page.

Fort Douglas is 4,890 feet [1,490 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Fort Douglas is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

Area codes for Fort Douglas: (801) and (385)<4>

Communities Also Named Fort Douglas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Fort Douglas - it's located in Arkansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Douglas.

Communities near Fort Douglas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Douglas.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Fort Douglas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 204,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<6>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Douglas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 133,894 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<6>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Douglas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 116,530 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 south of Fort Douglas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,871 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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      • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Fort Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<6>
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
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      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Fort Douglas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Fort Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<6>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,355 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>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,369 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 Fort Douglas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Douglas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Douglas. 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 Fort Douglas.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Douglas ...

Looking for more information about Fort Douglas? 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 Fort Douglas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Douglas.

Adding Fort Douglas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Douglas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Douglas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Douglas. 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>Fort Douglas is also known as Camp Kent. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Douglas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Douglas - 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 '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- Fort Douglas) 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 Fort Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort DouglasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Douglas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7642, Longitude: -111.8336    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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