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Our Genealogy Helper for Orderville ...

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 Orderville (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 Orderville. 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.

Orderville is located in Kane 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 Kane County: Coconino (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Garfield, Iron, San Juan & Washington.

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

  • Kane County     (The home county of Orderville)
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
    • Glendale [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Kane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Former name for Glendale:
      • Berryville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<2>
    • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel Junction
      • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel Junction
    • Alton [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Kane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Former names for Alton:
      • Graham
      • Roundy's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<2>
    • Clarkdale [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Kane County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarkdale. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Clarkdale has also been known as:
      • Clarkston
      • Skoompa
      • Skoots Pah
      • Skootspah
      • Skumpah
      • Skutumpah
    • Long Valley Junction [Kane County]
    • Fort Kanab [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kanab
      • Fort Kanab [Kane County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Kanab. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Kanab [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanab
      • Kanab [Kane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanab<2>
    • Duck Creek Village [Kane County]
    • Johnson [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
      • Johnson [Kane County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Garfield County
    • Asay [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asay
      • Asay [Garfield County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Orderville
      • Asay has also been known as:
      • Asay Town
      • Asays
    • Hatch [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Garfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<2>
    • Panguitch Lake Resort [Garfield County]
    • Bryce Canyon City [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryce Canyon City
      • Bryce Canyon City [Garfield County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce Canyon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryce Canyon City<2>
    • Bryce Canyon [Garfield County]
    • Cannonville [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonville
      • Cannonville [Garfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannonville<2>
    • Tropic [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tropic
      • Tropic [Garfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tropic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tropic<2>
    • Panguitch [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch
      • Panguitch [Garfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panguitch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panguitch<2>
    • Henrieville [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrieville
      • Henrieville [Garfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrieville<2>
  • Iron County
    • Brian Head [Iron County]
    • Cedar Highlands [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
      • Cedar Highlands [Iron County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Orderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
    • Kanarraville [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
      • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<2>
    • Cedar City [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
      • Cedar City [Iron County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,764 people
      • Former name for Cedar City:
      • Little Muddy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<2>
    • Summit [Iron County]
    • Parowan [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
      • Parowan [Iron County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<2>
    • Enoch [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
      • Enoch [Iron County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,180 people
      • Former name for Enoch:
      • Johnson Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<2>
  • Washington County
    • Little Zion [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Zion
      • Little Zion [Washington County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
    • Shunesburg [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shunesburg
      • Shunesburg [Washington County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
    • Springdale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springdale<2>
    • Northrop [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northrop
      • Northrop [Washington County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Northrop. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Rockville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<2>
    • Blue Springs [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Adventure [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adventure
      • Adventure [Washington County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Adventure. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Grafton [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Washington County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Former name for Grafton:
      • Wheeler
    • Hildale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildale
      • Hildale [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,896 people
      • Former name for Hildale:
      • Short Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildale<2>
    • Duncans Retreat [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncans Retreat
      • Duncans Retreat [Washington County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
    • Apple Valley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
      • Apple Valley [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Valley<2>
    • Dalton [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
      • Dalton [Washington County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dalton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Coconino County (AZ)
    • Fredonia [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Coconino County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<2>
    • Kaibab [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaibab
      • Kaibab [Coconino County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaibab have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaibab
  • Mohave County (AZ)
    • Sixmile Village [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixmile Village
      • Sixmile Village [Mohave County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixmile Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixmile Village
    • Moccasin [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moccasin
      • Moccasin [Mohave County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moccasin
    • Cane Beds [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Beds
      • Cane Beds [Mohave County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Beds
    • Colorado City [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colorado City
      • Colorado City [Mohave County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,836 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colorado City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colorado City<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Orderville ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orderville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Orderville, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Orderville.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Orderville:

  • 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 Arizona
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Orderville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orderville.

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 Orderville 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 Orderville had a population of 289 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Orderville had a population of 592 people.

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

  • Orderville [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orderville
    • Orderville [Kane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orderville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orderville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orderville<2>
  • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<2>
  • Glendale [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale [Kane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Glendale:
    • Berryville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<2>
  • Kanab [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanab
    • Kanab [Kane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 409 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,931 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kanab had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanab<2>
  • Johnson [Kane County] - Historic
    • While Johnson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
    • Johnson [Kane County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Rockville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Orderville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Orderville ...

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

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 Orderville:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

Map from 1890, unknown title/publisher

Map from 1900, unknown title/publisher

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Kane County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orderville. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orderville) 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 Orderville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orderville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orderville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2756, Longitude: -112.6367    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Orderville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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