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Our Genealogical Helper for Washington Fields ...

Although we found mention of Washington Fields during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Washington Fields was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.




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 Washington Fields (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 Washington Fields. 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 Washington Fields ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington Fields.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Washington Fields, there are papers which were published within 47 miles [75.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Washington Fields.

Cemeteries Near Washington Fields ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Washington Fields.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Old Alexander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Washington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. George City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Tonaquint Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Santa Clara City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Harrisburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WNW Ivins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NE Leeds Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ENE Hurricane City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Silver Reef Protestant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Silver Reef Catholic 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.<4>

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

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

Washington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 26,405 people in 2017)
 - Washington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint George   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 1,134 people (with 84,405 people in 2017)
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Santa Clara   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington Fields
 - Santa Clara had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silver Reef - Historic   [Map]
 - While Silver Reef was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 177 people
 - Silver Reef had a post office and no railroad service
 
Virgin   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 208 people (with 633 people in 2017)
 - Virgin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gunlock   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Washington Fields
 - Gunlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Valley   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Pine Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East (E) from Washington Fields
 - 1895 population of 127 people (with 272 people in 2017)
 - Rockville 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 Washington Fields. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Washington Fields 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 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.

Washington Fields is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Mohave (AZ), Lincoln (NV), Iron & Kane.

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

  DirectionDistance
Washington     (The home county for Washington Fields)
      Washington   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Saint George   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Price City - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Pearce - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atkinville - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Santa Clara   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Clara - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harrisburg - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Babylon - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ivins   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Iron
      Kanarraville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mohave (AZ)
      Beaver Dam (AZ)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littlefield (AZ)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colorado City (AZ)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Beds (AZ)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clark (NV)
      Mesquite (NV)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bunkerville (NV)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Washington Fields:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Iron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mohave County (AZ):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County (NV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Utah

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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Arizona
      Nevada

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.washco.state.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Washington Fields and then turned east". While Washington Fields could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Washington Fields as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Washington Fields could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Utah community named Washington Fields.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Washington Fields. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington Fields) 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 Washington Fields. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washington Fields

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Fields. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0889, Longitude: -113.5055     [Map].

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<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: findagrave.com.

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<4>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 Washington Fields, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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