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Our Genealogy Helper for Grouse Creek ...

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 Grouse Creek (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 Grouse Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Grouse Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Grouse Creek was originally named Cooksville

A past name for Grouse Creek: Grouse Creek Fort.

  • A typical abbreviation for Grouse Creek: Grouse Crk. (or less commonly used: Grouse Ck. or Grouse Cr.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for Grouse Creek ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Grouse Creek was established in 1876.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Grouse Creek is located in Box Elder 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 Box Elder County: Cassia (ID), Oneida (ID), Elko (NV), Cache, Tooele & Weber.

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

  • Box Elder County     (The home county of Grouse Creek)
    • Lynn [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Box Elder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Vipont [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
      • Vipont [Box Elder County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Bovine [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bovine
      • Bovine [Box Elder County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bovine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bovine
    • Watercress Junction [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watercress Junction
      • Watercress Junction [Box Elder County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Watercress Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Watercress Junction has also been known as:
      • Watercress
    • Terrace [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace
      • Terrace [Box Elder County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Terrace. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Yost [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
      • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
    • Lucin [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucin
      • Lucin [Box Elder County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Grouse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lucin has also been known as:
      • Umbria Junction
    • Rosette [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
      • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Grouse Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
    • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Settlement
      • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Russian Settlement. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Russian Settlement has also been known as:
      • Molokane Settlement
      • Pryguny Settlement
    • Park Valley [Box Elder County]
    • Jackson [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Box Elder County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jackson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Standrod [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
      • Standrod [Box Elder County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grouse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
  • Cassia County (ID)
    • Almo [Cassia County]
    • Oakley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Cassia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Grouse Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<4>
    • Elba [Cassia County]
  • Elko County (NV)

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

Newspapers Published in Grouse Creek ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grouse Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grouse Creek, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grouse Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Grouse Creek:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Grouse Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grouse Creek.

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 Grouse Creek 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Grouse Creek had a population of 54 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse Creek
    • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grouse Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Grouse Creek:
    • Grouse Creek Fort
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grouse Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grouse Creek<4>
  • Bovine [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bovine
    • Bovine [Box Elder County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bovine had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bovine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bovine
  • Terrace [Box Elder County] - Historic
    • While Terrace was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace
    • Terrace [Box Elder County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Grouse Creek
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Terrace had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Terrace. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Lucin [Box Elder County] - Historic
    • While Lucin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucin
    • Lucin [Box Elder County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Grouse Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lucin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lucin has also been known as:
    • Umbria Junction
  • Yost [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Grouse Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yost had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
  • Rosette [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
    • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Grouse Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
  • Continue List ...
    • Tecoma [Elko County] - Historic
      • While Tecoma was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tecoma
      • Tecoma [Elko County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Grouse Creek
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tecoma had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tecoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Matlin [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlin
      • Matlin [Box Elder County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Grouse Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlin
    • Park Valley [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Valley
      • Park Valley [Box Elder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grouse Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Park Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Valley<4>
    • Almo [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almo
      • Almo [Cassia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grouse Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Almo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almo<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grouse Creek ...

While our initial data about Grouse Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Grouse Creek in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Grouse Creek.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Grouse Creek:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
Written by: Van Cott, John W.
Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990
(Available from Amazon.com)

Map from 1890 (unknown title/publisher)

Map from 1900 (unknown title/publisher)

Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Grouse Creek. See our Misc Page for Grouse Creek for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grouse Creek) 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 Grouse Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grouse CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grouse Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7082, Longitude: -113.8843    
<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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Grouse Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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