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Our Genealogy Helper for Jerusalem ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Jerusalem (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 Jerusalem. 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.

Newspapers Published in Jerusalem ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jerusalem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jerusalem, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jerusalem.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Jerusalem:

  • 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 Utah

Cemeteries Near Jerusalem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

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 Jerusalem 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.<3>

While we didn't find Jerusalem in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jerusalem.

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

  • Moroni [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moroni
    • Moroni [Sanpete County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 958 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moroni had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moroni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moroni<4>
  • Fountain Green [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Green
    • Fountain Green [Sanpete County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 677 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fountain Green had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Green have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Green<4>
  • Wales [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
    • Wales [Sanpete County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wales had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<4>
  • Chester [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Sanpete County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chester had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<4>
  • Spring City [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
    • Spring City [Sanpete County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,044 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring City<4>
  • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jerusalem
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,254 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,580 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Pleasant had a post office and railroad service
    • Former names for Mount Pleasant:
    • Fort Hambleton
    • Hambleton
    • Hambletowns Settlement
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Levan [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levan
      • Levan [Juab County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Jerusalem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Levan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levan<4>
    • Fairview [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Sanpete County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Jerusalem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 844 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,381 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<4>
    • Nephi [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nephi
      • Nephi [Juab County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jerusalem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,034 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,479 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nephi had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Nephi:
      • Little Chicago
      • Nephi has also been known as:
      • Nephi City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nephi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nephi<4>
    • Ephraim [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephraim
      • Ephraim [Sanpete County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Jerusalem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 688 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,385 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ephraim had a post office and railroad service
      • Former names for Ephraim:
      • Cottonwood
      • Fort Ephraim
      • Pine Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephraim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephraim<4>
    • Hill Top [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
      • Hill Top [Sanpete County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jerusalem
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hill Top had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
    • Indianola [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Jerusalem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Indianola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indianola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Mills [Juab County] - Historic
      • While Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills
      • Mills [Juab County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Jerusalem
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mills had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mills:
      • Suckertown
      • Wellingtno
    • Manti [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manti
      • Manti [Sanpete County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Jerusalem
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,950 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,790 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Manti had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Manti:
      • Copenhagen
      • Manti has also been known as:
      • Manti City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manti<4>
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jerusalem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,809 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mona had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<4>

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

Mentions & References for Jerusalem

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Utah

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

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' (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- Jerusalem) 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 Jerusalem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JerusalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jerusalem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5637, Longitude: -111.6570       In this case, the coordinates for Jerusalem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Jerusalem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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