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Our Genealogy Helper for Park Valley ...

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 Park Valley (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 Park Valley. 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.

Name Variations for Park Valley ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Park Valley: Park Vly. (or less commonly used: Park Vally. or Park Vlly.)

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.

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 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 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.

Park Valley is located in Box Elder 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 Box Elder County: Cassia (ID), Oneida (ID), Elko (NV), Cache, Tooele & Weber.

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

  • Box Elder County     (The home county of Park Valley)
    • Rosette [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
      • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
    • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Settlement
      • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Park Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Russian Settlement. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Russian Settlement has also been known as:
      • Molokane Settlement
      • Pryguny Settlement
    • Kelton [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelton
      • Kelton [Box Elder County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kelton:
      • Indian Creek
    • Standrod [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
      • Standrod [Box Elder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
    • Cedar Creek [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek [Box Elder County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yost [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
      • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
    • Lynn [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Box Elder County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Terrace [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace
      • Terrace [Box Elder County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Park Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Terrace. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Watercress Junction [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watercress Junction
      • Watercress Junction [Box Elder County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Park Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Watercress Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Watercress Junction has also been known as:
      • Watercress
    • Kosmo [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosmo
      • Kosmo [Box Elder County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Park Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kosmo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Vipont [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
      • Vipont [Box Elder County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse Creek
      • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
      • Former name for Grouse Creek:
      • Grouse Creek Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grouse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grouse Creek<4>
  • Cassia County (ID)
    • Naf [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naf
      • Naf [Cassia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naf
    • Strevell [Cassia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strevell
      • Strevell [Cassia County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Valley
    • Bridge [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
      • Bridge [Cassia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge
    • Almo [Cassia County]
    • Elba [Cassia County]
    • Malta [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Cassia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<4>
    • Oakley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Cassia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<4>
  • Oneida County (ID)

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

Newspapers Published in Park Valley ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park Valley, 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 Park Valley.

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 Park Valley:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Park Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Park Valley.

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 Park Valley 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 Park Valley had a population of 108 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Park Valley [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Valley
    • Park Valley [Box Elder County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Park Valley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Park Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Valley<4>
  • Rosette [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
    • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
  • Kelton [Box Elder County] - Historic
    • While Kelton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelton
    • Kelton [Box Elder County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Park Valley
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kelton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Kelton:
    • Indian Creek
  • Standrod [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod [Cassia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Standrod had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
  • Yost [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yost had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
  • Matlin [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlin
    • Matlin [Box Elder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Park Valley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlin
  • Continue List ...
    • Bridge [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
      • Bridge [Cassia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Park Valley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge
    • Terrace [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • While Terrace was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace
      • Terrace [Box Elder County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Park Valley
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terrace had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Terrace. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Almo [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almo
      • Almo [Cassia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Valley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Almo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almo<4>
    • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse Creek
      • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Park Valley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grouse Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Grouse Creek:
      • Grouse Creek Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grouse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grouse Creek<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Park Valley ...

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

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 Park Valley:
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 1900 (unknown title/publisher)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Box Elder County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

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- Park Valley) 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 Park Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Park ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8170, Longitude: -113.3297    
<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 Park Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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