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Our Genealogy Helper for Leeton ...

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 Leeton (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 Leeton. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Leeton is located in Uintah 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 Uintah County: Garfield (CO), Moffat (CO), Rio Blanco (CO), Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand & Summit.

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

  • Uintah County     (The home county of Leeton)
    • Bennett [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
      • Bennett [Uintah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
    • Hayden [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Uintah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
    • Whiterocks [Uintah County]
    • Tridell [Uintah County]
    • Lapoint [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapoint
      • Lapoint [Uintah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapoint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapoint<2>
    • Ballard [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Uintah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Leeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Fort Duchesne [Uintah County]
    • Gusher [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gusher
      • Gusher [Uintah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Leeton
      • Former names for Gusher:
      • Moffat
      • Sober City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gusher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gusher<2>
    • Independence [Uintah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Uintah County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randlett [Uintah County]
    • Dry Fork [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
      • Dry Fork [Uintah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
    • Maeser [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maeser
      • Maeser [Uintah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maeser
    • Vernal [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernal
      • Vernal [Uintah County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Leeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,468 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<2>
  • Duchesne County
    • Neola [Duchesne County]
    • Cedarview [Duchesne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
      • Cedarview [Duchesne County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roosevelt [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosevelt
      • Roosevelt [Duchesne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosevelt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roosevelt<2>
    • Ioka [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ioka
      • Ioka [Duchesne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ioka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ioka
    • Myton [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myton
      • Myton [Duchesne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myton<2>
    • Bluebell [Duchesne County]
    • Upalco [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upalco
      • Upalco [Duchesne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upalco
    • Altamont [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
      • Altamont [Duchesne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont<2>
    • Altonah [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altonah
      • Altonah [Duchesne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Former name for Altonah:
      • Queen City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altonah
    • Arcadia [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Duchesne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Leeton
      • Former name for Arcadia:
      • Red Cap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Boneta [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneta
      • Boneta [Duchesne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneta
    • Mountain Home [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Duchesne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<2>
    • Talmage [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmage
      • Talmage [Duchesne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Leeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talmage<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Leeton ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leeton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leeton, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leeton.

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 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 Leeton:

  • 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 Leeton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leeton.

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 Leeton 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>

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

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

  • Whiterocks [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiterocks
    • Whiterocks [Uintah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Leeton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whiterocks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiterocks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiterocks<2>
  • Fort Duchesne [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Duchesne
    • Fort Duchesne [Uintah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Leeton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Duchesne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Duchesne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Duchesne<2>
  • Vernal [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernal
    • Vernal [Uintah County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Leeton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 264 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,468 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vernal had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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<2>
  • Naples [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
    • Naples [Uintah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Leeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Naples had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naples<2>
  • Ouray [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ouray
    • Ouray [Uintah County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Leeton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ouray had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ouray

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Leeton ...

While our initial data about Leeton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Leeton 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 Leeton.

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Uintah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Uintah County: www.co.uintah.ut.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Leeton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3891, Longitude: -109.9210       In this case, the coordinates for Leeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<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 Leeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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