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Our Genealogy Helper for Minersville ...

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 Minersville (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 Minersville. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Minersville is located in Beaver 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 Beaver County: Lincoln (NV), Iron, Millard, Piute & Sevier.

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

  • Beaver County     (The home county of Minersville)
    • Bradshaw [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
      • Bradshaw [Beaver County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bradshaw. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Bradshaw has also been known as:
      • Bradshaw City
      • Cave Mine Camp
      • Cave Mine
    • Adamsville [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Beaver County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minersville
      • Former names for Adamsville:
      • Beaver Iron Works
      • Wales
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
    • Cook Corner [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook Corner
      • Cook Corner [Beaver County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Corner
    • Greenville [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Beaver County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Milford [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Beaver County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,405 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<4>
    • Thermo [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermo
      • Thermo [Beaver County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Minersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver City [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver City
      • Beaver City [Beaver County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Shenandoah City [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah City
      • Shenandoah City [Beaver County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shenandoah City has also been known as:
      • North Camp
      • North Star
      • Star City
    • Beaver [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Beaver County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,200 people
      • Beaver has also been known as:
      • Beaver City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<4>
    • Arago City [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arago City
      • Arago City [Beaver County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
      • Arago City has also been known as:
      • South Camp
    • Shauntie [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shauntie
      • Shauntie [Beaver County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shauntie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shauntie has also been known as:
      • Moscow
      • Shaunty Springs
      • Shaunty
      • Shawnee
    • Fort Cameron [Beaver County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Cameron
      • Fort Cameron [Beaver County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Cameron. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
  • Garfield County
    • Bone Valley [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bone Valley
      • Bone Valley [Garfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bone Valley
    • Panguitch [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch
      • Panguitch [Garfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,685 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panguitch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panguitch<4>
    • Panguitch Lake Resort [Garfield County]
  • Iron County
    • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn Springs
      • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Minersville
    • Paragonah Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah Fort
      • Paragonah Fort [Iron County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Paragonah Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Paragonah [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah
      • Paragonah [Iron County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 556 people
      • Former names for Paragonah:
      • Paragoonah
      • Red Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paragonah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paragonah<4>
    • Parowan Adobe Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan Adobe Fort
      • Parowan Adobe Fort [Iron County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Parowan Adobe Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Parowan [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
      • Parowan [Iron County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<4>
    • Summit [Iron County]
    • Fort Johnson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson [Iron County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Enoch [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
      • Enoch [Iron County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<4>
    • Brian Head [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian Head
      • Brian Head [Iron County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brian Head<4>
    • Cedar City [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
      • Cedar City [Iron County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,090 people
      • Former names for Cedar City:
      • Coal Creek
      • Little Muddy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<4>
    • Cedar Highlands [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
      • Cedar Highlands [Iron County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
  • Millard County
    • Black Rock [Millard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Rock
      • Black Rock [Millard County] was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Minersville
  • Piute County
    • Kimberly [Piute County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Piute County] was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Minersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kimberly. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Circleville [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Piute County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circleville<4>
    • Junction [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Piute County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction<4>
    • Marysvale [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysvale
      • Marysvale [Piute County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Minersville
      • 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<4>
    • Kingston [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Piute County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Minersville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Minersville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Minersville, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Minersville.

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 Minersville:

  • 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 Minersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minersville.

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 Minersville 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Minersville had a population of 334 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Minersville had a population of 930 people.

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

  • Minersville [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
    • Minersville [Beaver County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 334 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Minersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<4>
  • Adamsville [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
    • Adamsville [Beaver County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minersville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for Adamsville:
    • Beaver Iron Works
    • Wales
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
  • Greenville [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Beaver County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Milford [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford [Beaver County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 181 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,405 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milford had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<4>
  • Beaver [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Beaver County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,108 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beaver had a post office and no railroad service
    • Beaver has also been known as:
    • Beaver City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<4>
  • Lees Spring [Beaver County] - Historic
    • While Lees Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Spring
    • Lees Spring [Beaver County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Minersville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lees Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lees Spring. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
  • Paragonah [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah
    • Paragonah [Iron County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 234 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 556 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paragonah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for Paragonah:
    • Paragoonah
    • Red Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paragonah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paragonah<4>
  • Frisco [Beaver County] - Historic
    • While Frisco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco [Beaver County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Minersville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 224 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frisco had a post office and railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Parowan [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
      • Parowan [Iron County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Minersville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 514 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parowan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Minersville ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Minersville:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Map from 1890 (unknown title/publisher)

Map from 1900 (unknown title/publisher)

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Utah

About Beaver County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beaver County: www.beaver.state.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Minersville) 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 Minersville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MinersvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2139, Longitude: -112.9249       In this case, the coordinates for Minersville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Minersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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