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Rockport, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rockport ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rockport. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rockport to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rockport, please Contact Us.

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 Rockport (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 Rockport. 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 ' . Rockport . ' ...

Information from our Profile Page for Rockport:

  • Rockport was established in 1860.

Name changes for Rockport:

  • Prior to its current name of Rockport, it was known as Rock Fort.
  • Before adopting Rock Fort, it was named Enoch City.
  • Rockport was originally named Crandall.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rockport is historic, it would have been located within present day Summit County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summit County: Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Sweetwater (WY) & Uinta (WY).

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

Summit     (The home county for Rockport)
  Wanship   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Peoa   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Francis   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hanna   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Salt Lake
  Brighton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Solitude   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baker Mine - Historic   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Albion Basin   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alta   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snowbird Lodge   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mount Olympus   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  East Millcreek   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Canyon Rim   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Foothill Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Holladay   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Christmas City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orem   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Midway   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Independence   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Rockport ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockport, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rockport.

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 all and free to view - although 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 Rockport:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Summit County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Duchesne County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's



Utah County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Summit County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Summit 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Rockport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rockport.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Rockport covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Rockport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Cooper - Hughes - Vickory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Seymour / Davis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Wanship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Peoa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oakley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hoytsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Marion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Snyderville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Park City 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.

Rockport itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 84 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 1950, Rockport had a population of 83 people.

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

Wanship   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockport
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Wanship had a post office and railroad service
Peoa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockport
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Peoa had a post office and no railroad service
Atkinson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockport
 - Atkinson had railroad service and no post office
Hoytsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rockport
 - Hoytsville had a post office and no railroad service
Snyderville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockport
 - Snyderville had railroad service and no post office
Park City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockport
 - 1895 population of 2,850 people (with 8,504 people in 2018)
 - Park City had a post office and railroad service
Coalville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rockport
 - 1895 population of 1,166 people (with 1,581 people in 2018)
 - Coalville had a post office and railroad service
Kamas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockport
 - 1895 population of 229 people (with 2,234 people in 2018)
 - Kamas had a post office and no railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockport
 - Brighton 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 Rockport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rockport in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rockport ...

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

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 Rockport:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Rockport in these Censuses: 1950-1870. See our Census Page for Rockport for more information.

for Rockport. See our Misc Page for Rockport for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Summit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rockport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Rockport) 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 Rockport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7613, Longitude: -111.3881     [Map].
<3>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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