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Nearest Communities to Independence By- County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Independence, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Independence:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Independence.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following information helps.


Although our information shows that the community of Independence is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Uintah County.

The following 9 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Uintah County: Garfield (CO), Moffat (CO), Rio Blanco (CO), Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand & Summit.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 37 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> of Independence. Of these communities, 18 are located in counties other than Uintah County.

We usually exclude communities where we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Independence (which is Uintah County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Independence. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

  • Uintah County     (The county where Independence resides)
    • County Website:   www.co.uintah.ut.us/
    • County Seat for Uintah:   Vernal
    • Genealogy Websites   ...
    • Nearest Communities to Independence   ...
      • Ballard [Uintah County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
        • Ballard [Uintah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Independence
        • Estimated population in 2019: 1,093 people
        • Former name for Ballard:
        • Wilson
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
      • Fort Duchesne [Uintah County]
      • Randlett [Uintah County]
      • Gusher [Uintah County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gusher
        • Gusher [Uintah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
        • Former names for Gusher:
        • Moffat
        • Sober City
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gusher
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gusher<4>
      • Bennett [Uintah County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
        • Bennett [Uintah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Independence
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
      • Leeton [Uintah County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeton
        • Leeton [Uintah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Independence
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeton
      • Continue List ...
        • Hayden [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
          • Hayden [Uintah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
        • Lapoint [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapoint
          • Lapoint [Uintah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapoint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapoint
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapoint<4>
        • Tridell [Uintah County]
        • Leota [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leota
          • Leota [Uintah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leota have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leota
        • Whiterocks [Uintah County]
        • Ouray [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ouray
          • Ouray [Uintah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ouray
        • Fort Robidoux [Uintah County] - Historic
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Robidoux
          • Fort Robidoux [Uintah County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Independence
          • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Robidoux. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
          • Fort Robidoux has also been known as:
          • Antoine Robidoux's Fort
          • Fort Kit Carson
          • William Reed's Post
        • Squaw Crossing [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squaw Crossing
          • Squaw Crossing [Uintah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squaw Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squaw Crossing
        • Maeser [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maeser
          • Maeser [Uintah County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maeser
        • Dry Fork [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
          • Dry Fork [Uintah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
        • Vernal [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernal
          • Vernal [Uintah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
          • Estimated population in 2019: 10,438 people
          • Former names for Vernal:
          • Ashley
          • Bench
          • The Bench
          • Hatch
          • Jericho
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernal
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernal<4>
        • Naples [Uintah County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
          • Naples [Uintah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Independence
          • Estimated population in 2019: 2,082 people
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naples<4>
        • Jensen [Uintah County]
  • Duchesne County
    • County Website:   www.duchesnegov.net/
    • County Seat for Duchesne:   Duchesne
    • Genealogy Websites   ...
    • Nearest Communities to Independence   ...
      • Roosevelt [Duchesne County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosevelt
        • Roosevelt [Duchesne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Independence
        • Estimated population in 2019: 7,233 people
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosevelt
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roosevelt<4>
      • Myton [Duchesne County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myton
        • Myton [Duchesne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Independence
        • Estimated population in 2019: 606 people
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myton
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myton<4>
      • Cedarview [Duchesne County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
        • Cedarview [Duchesne County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Independence
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ioka [Duchesne County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ioka
        • Ioka [Duchesne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Independence
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ioka have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Former name for Ioka:
        • Mural
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ioka
      • Neola [Duchesne County]
      • Monarch [Duchesne County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
        • Monarch [Duchesne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Independence
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • Continue List ...
        • Upalco [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upalco
          • Upalco [Duchesne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upalco
        • Bluebell [Duchesne County]
        • Arcadia [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
          • Arcadia [Duchesne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Former name for Arcadia:
          • Red Cap
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
        • Bridgeland [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeland
          • Bridgeland [Duchesne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeland
        • Mount Emmons [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Emmons
          • Mount Emmons [Duchesne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Emmons have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Former name for Mount Emmons:
          • Banner
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Emmons
        • Altamont [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
          • Altamont [Duchesne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Estimated population in 2019: 277 people
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont<4>
        • Altonah [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altonah
          • Altonah [Duchesne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Independence
          • Former names for Altonah:
          • Alexander
          • Queen City
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altonah
        • Boneta [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneta
          • Boneta [Duchesne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneta
        • Duchesne [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duchesne
          • Duchesne [Duchesne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Estimated population in 2019: 1,710 people
          • Former names for Duchesne:
          • Dora
          • Theodore
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duchesne
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duchesne<4>
        • Mountain Home [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
          • Mountain Home [Duchesne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<4>
        • Talmage [Duchesne County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmage
          • Talmage [Duchesne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmage have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmage
          • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talmage<4>
        • Utahn [Duchesne County] - Historic
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utahn
          • Utahn [Duchesne County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Independence
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utahn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Independence) 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 Independence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Independence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2479, Longitude: -109.9349       In this case, the coordinates for Independence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Independence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.
<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 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.
<6>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.




 

 

 


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