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Our Genealogy Helper for Lyman ...

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 Lyman (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 Lyman. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lyman is located in Wayne 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 Wayne County: Emery, Garfield, Grand, Piute, San Juan & Sevier.

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

  • Wayne County     (The home county of Lyman)
    • Loa [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loa
      • Loa [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loa<2>
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
    • Bicknell [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bicknell
      • Bicknell [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bicknell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bicknell<2>
    • Teasdale [Wayne County]
    • Torrey [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrey
      • Torrey [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrey<2>
    • Grover [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
    • Fruita [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruita
      • Fruita [Wayne County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Lyman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Notom [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notom
      • Notom [Wayne County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Aldridge [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldridge
      • Aldridge [Wayne County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lyman
    • Caineville [Wayne County]
  • Emery County
    • Emery [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Emery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<2>
  • Garfield County
    • Antimony [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antimony
      • Antimony [Garfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antimony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antimony<2>
    • Boulder [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Garfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<2>
  • Piute County
    • Greenwich [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Piute County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Angle [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angle
      • Angle [Piute County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Lyman
      • Former names for Angle:
      • Lower Grass Valley
      • Spring Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angle
    • Kingston [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Piute County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<2>
    • Junction [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Piute County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction<2>
    • Marysvale [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysvale
      • Marysvale [Piute County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysvale<2>
    • Circleville [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Piute County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circleville<2>
  • Sevier County
    • Koosharem [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Koosharem
      • Koosharem [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Koosharem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koosharem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Koosharem<2>
    • Burrville [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrville
      • Burrville [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrville
    • Monroe [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Sevier County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,383 people
      • Former names for Monroe:
      • Alma
      • Monkey Town
      • South Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Annabella [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annabella
      • Annabella [Sevier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annabella
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annabella<2>
    • Glenwood [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Sevier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<2>
    • Central Valley [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Valley
      • Central Valley [Sevier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 579 people
      • Former names for Central Valley:
      • Central
      • Inverury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Valley
    • Elsinore [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsinore
      • Elsinore [Sevier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsinore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsinore<2>
    • Sigurd [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigurd
      • Sigurd [Sevier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigurd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigurd<2>
    • Joseph [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joseph
      • Joseph [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joseph
    • Richfield [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<2>
    • Aurora [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Sevier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Lyman ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lyman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lyman, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lyman.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Lyman:

  • 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 Lyman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lyman.

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 Lyman 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 Lyman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lyman.

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

  • Loa [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loa
    • Loa [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 579 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loa<2>
  • Fremont [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Lyman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fremont had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<2>
  • Bicknell [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bicknell
    • Bicknell [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bicknell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bicknell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bicknell<2>
  • Greenwich [Piute County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
    • Greenwich [Piute County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Lyman
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenwich had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
  • Burrville [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrville
    • Burrville [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burrville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lyman ...

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

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)

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Wayne County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lyman. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lyman) 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 Lyman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LymanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3956, Longitude: -111.5905    
<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 Lyman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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