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Nearest Communities to Moab By- County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Moab, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Moab:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following information helps.


Moab is located in Grand County and is the County Seat.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grand County: Garfield (CO), Mesa (CO), Carbon, Emery, San Juan & Uintah.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 22 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> of Moab. Of these communities, 7 are located in counties other than Grand County.

We usually exclude communities where we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Moab (which is Grand County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Moab. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

  • Grand County     (The county where Moab resides)
    • County Website:   www.grandcountyutah.net/
    • County Seat for Grand:   Moab
    • Genealogy Websites   ...
    • Nearest Communities to Moab   ...
      • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
        • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moab
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Plainfield. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
        • Plainfield has also been known as:
        • Bueno
        • Poverty Flat
        • Poverty Flats
        • Spanish Valley
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
        • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Moab
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Wilson's Mesa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
        • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
        • Mesa
      • Castle Valley [Grand County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
        • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Moab
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
      • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
        • Castleton [Grand County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Moab
      • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
        • Richardson [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Moab
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
        • Basin [Grand County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Moab
      • Continue List ...
        • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
          • Dewey [Grand County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Moab
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
          • Valley City [Grand County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Moab
          • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
        • Elba [Grand County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
          • Elba [Grand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Moab
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
        • Sagers [Grand County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
          • Sagers [Grand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Moab
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers
        • Vista [Grand County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
          • Vista [Grand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Moab
          • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
        • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
        • Brendel [Grand County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
          • Brendel [Grand County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moab
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
        • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
          • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
          • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moab
          • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
        • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
  • San Juan County
    • County Seat for San Juan:   Monticello
    • Genealogy Websites   ...
    • Nearest Communities to Moab   ...
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
        • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Moab
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
      • La Sal Junction [San Juan County]
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal Junction
        • La Sal Junction [San Juan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Moab
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Sal Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Sal Junction
      • La Sal [San Juan County]
      • La Sal [San Juan County] - Historic
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
        • La Sal [San Juan County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Moab
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Sal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Former name for La Sal:
        • Coyote
        • La Sal has also been known as:
        • Old La Sal
  • Mesa County
  • Montrose County

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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- Moab) 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 Moab. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoabOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moab. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5733, Longitude: -109.5508    
<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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