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Our Genealogical Helper for Springville ...

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 Springville (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 Springville. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Springville ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Springville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Springville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Springville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> of Springville.

Cemeteries Near Springville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springville.

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 Springville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Springville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Spanish Fork City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Provo City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pioneer Heritage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Ft. Field   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Benjamin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Payson City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Salem City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     


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 Springville had a population of 2,840 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Springville had a population of 33,294 people.

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

Spanish Fork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 2,214 people (with 39,443 people in 2017)
 - Spanish Fork had a post office and railroad service
Provo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 5,159 people (with 117,335 people in 2017)
 - Provo had a post office and railroad service
Lake Shore   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Lake Shore had a post office and no railroad service
Benjamin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Benjamin had railroad service and no post office
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 527 people (with 8,210 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and no railroad service
Lakeview   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springville
 - Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
Payson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 2,135 people (with 19,892 people in 2017)
 - Payson had a post office and railroad service
Thistle - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thistle was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Thistle had a post office and railroad service

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

Springville is located in Utah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County: Carbon, Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele & Wasatch.

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

Utah     (The home county for Springville)
      Spanish Fork   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mapleton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Provo   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Benjamin Station   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Shore   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benjamin   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Covered Bridge Canyon   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orem   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodland Hills   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Payson   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scofield   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rocky Ridge   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mona   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eureka   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mammoth   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Silver City - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nephi   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boulter   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Salt Lake
      Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albion Basin   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluffdale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Draper   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerhill Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alta   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snowbird Lodge   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobblestone Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Riverton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Green   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Dams   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Francis   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kamas   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samak   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Independence   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Springville:

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 Utah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carbon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juab County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salt Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sanpete 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    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springville ...

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

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 Springville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Springville
1924 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Springville
We have found Springville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Springville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Springville.
      See our Misc Page for Springville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Springville:

The official website for Utah 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 that starts in Springville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springville) 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 Springville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1635, Longitude: -111.6207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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