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Our Genealogical Helper for Ogden (aka 'Ogden City') ...

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 Ogden (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ogden. 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.

A Few Details for Ogden ...

Information from our Profile Page for Ogden:

  • The city of Ogden was established in 1844.
  • It was incorporated February 6, 1851.

Name changes for Ogden:

  • Prior to its current name of Ogden, it was known as Brownsville.
  • It was originally named Fort Buenaventura.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Newspapers Published in the area of Ogden ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ogden.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ogden. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ogden and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ogden.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> of Ogden.

Cemeteries Near Ogden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ogden.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Ogden covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Ogden City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Aultorest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W West Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ben Lomond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW West Weber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Plain City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Layton Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Huntsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Warren - West Warren Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW West Point City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lindquist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mountain Green 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 Ogden had a population of 14,889 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Ogden had a population of 87,031 people.

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

Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ogden
 - Harrisville had a post office and railroad service
Slaterville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Slaterville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ogden
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - Slaterville had a post office and no railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ogden
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
North Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ogden
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 19,465 people in 2017)
 - North Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
Uintah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ogden
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 1,340 people in 2017)
 - Uintah had a post office and railroad service
Plain City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ogden
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 6,764 people in 2017)
 - Plain City had a post office and no railroad service
Steed   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ogden
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
Hooper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ogden
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 8,214 people in 2015)
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 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.

Ogden is located in Weber County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Weber County: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich & Tooele.

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

Weber     (The home county for Ogden)
      Century Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Evona   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Ron Clare Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marriott-Slaterville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Farr West   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mantua   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brigham City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corinne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear River City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honeyville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Evans   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crystal Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avon   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paradise   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wellsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hyrum   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nibley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mendon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      River Heights   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peter   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ballard Junction   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Weber   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clint Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arsenal   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Al Vi Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sahara Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anchorage   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Layton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arthur - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echo   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Emory   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grass Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Ogden:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

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 Weber County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cache County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salt Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tooele County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ogden ...

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

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 Ogden:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Utah Place Names     (Available from
      Written by: Van Cott, John W.
      Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990
1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Ogden
1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Ogden
1924 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Ogden
We have found Ogden in these Censuses: 2010-1960
      See our Census Page for Ogden for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ogden.
      See our Misc Page for Ogden for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ogden:

The official website for Weber County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Ogden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ogden) 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 Ogden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ogden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ogden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2311, Longitude: -111.9703     [Map].

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<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:

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<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 Ogden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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