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Our Genealogy Helper for Summit Park ...

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 Summit Park (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 Summit Park. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Summit Park is located in 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 Summit Park. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Summit Park:

Summit     (The home county for Summit Park)
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Snyderville   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Salt Lake
  Baker Mine - Historic   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Solitude   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alta   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Olympus   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  East Millcreek   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Albion Basin   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Snowbird Lodge   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Canyon Rim   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Foothill Village   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fort Douglas   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  University Village   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Christmas City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orem   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Idlewild Townsite   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Roy   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Evona   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Summit Park ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit Park, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summit Park.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Summit Park:

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



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Salt Lake County:     Cyndi's



Tooele 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 Summit Park ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Snyderville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Park City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Alta City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  E Cooper - Hughes - Vickory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Seymour / Davis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Rockport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wanship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Larkin Sunset Lawn 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>

While we didn't find Summit Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Summit Park.

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

Snyderville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit Park
 - Snyderville had railroad service and no post office
Atkinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Summit Park
 - Atkinson had railroad service and no post office
Park City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 2,850 people (with 8,504 people in 2018)
 - Park City had a post office and railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Summit Park
 - Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 383 people in 2018)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Rockport - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rockport was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 83 people in 1950)
 - Rockport had a post office and no railroad service
Wanship   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Wanship had a post office and railroad service
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Summit Park
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Williams   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Summit Park
 - Williams had railroad service and no post office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Summit County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Summit County:

The official website for State of Utah:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summit Park) 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 Summit Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summit Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7458, Longitude: -111.6116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Summit Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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