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Our Genealogy Helper for Lehi ...

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 Lehi (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 Lehi. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Lehi is located in Utah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County: Carbon, Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele & Wasatch.

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

  DirDistance
Utah     (The home county for Lehi)
  Highland   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Alpine   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Vineyard   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Bunker   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Orem   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
 
Davis
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Center Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
 
Juab
  Eureka   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Rocky Ridge   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Mammoth   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Silver City - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Boulter   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
 
Salt Lake
  Bluffdale   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Draper   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Canyon Oak Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Summerhill Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Riverton   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Transwest Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Lane Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Sandy   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Herriman   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
 
Summit
  Park City   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Francis   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Kamas   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Peoa   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Woodland   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
 
Tooele
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Ophir   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Tooele   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Erda   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Bauer   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Stockton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Lake Point   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Stansbury park   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Ajax - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Rush Valley   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Clover   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
 
Wasatch
  Mound City   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Charleston   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Midway   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Wallsburg   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Daniel   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Heber City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Cranmer   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Hideout   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Independence   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lehi ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lehi.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lehi. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lehi and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lehi.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> of Lehi.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Utah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Juab County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summit County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tooele County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wasatch County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Utah County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Utah County

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.

Disaster Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Lehi ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lehi.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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 Lehi covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  SE Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Lehi City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  ENE Highland City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  ESE Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE American Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  ENE Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  NW Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  ESE Pleasant Grove City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  NW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  ESE Lindon City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  NNW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lk. Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lehi had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Lehi had a population of 66,037 people.

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

American Fork   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 722 people (with 32,519 people in 2018)
 - American Fork had a post office and railroad service
 
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,504 people in 2018)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the North (N) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 48,319 people in 2018)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 1,926 people (with 38,428 people in 2018)
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Lehi
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
 
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the North (N) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,901 people in 2018)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
 
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Lehi
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Fort   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lehi
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 397 people in 2018)
 - Cedar Fort had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lehi. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lehi in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lehi ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Lehi:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition)

Written by: Gannett, Henry

Published by the Department of the Interior, the United States Geological Survey - 1905
(Document found on Google Books)

1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Lehi

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Lehi

1924 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Lehi


We have found Lehi in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Lehi for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lehi: www.lehi-ut.gov/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.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 '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- Lehi) 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 Lehi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lehi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lehi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4143, Longitude: -111.8672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lehi 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 Lehi, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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