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Our Genealogical Helper for Watkins Addition ...

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 Watkins Addition (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 Watkins Addition. 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 Watkins Addition ...

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 161 newspapers that have been published in the area around Watkins Addition.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Watkins Addition, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Watkins Addition.

Cemeteries Near Watkins Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Watkins Addition.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  NNE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  N Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N David Wood 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>

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

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

Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Watkins Addition
 - Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
Williams   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Watkins Addition
 - Williams had railroad service and no post office
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins Addition
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Watkins Addition
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Watkins Addition
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Watkins Addition
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Watkins Addition
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins Addition
 - Granger 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 Watkins Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Watkins Addition 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Watkins Addition is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Watkins Addition)
      Granite   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Victory Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Foothill Village   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      University Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Salt Lake   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Millcreek   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Canyon Rim   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Echo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Watkins Addition:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Weber County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake 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 starting in Watkins Addition. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watkins Addition) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkins Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7394, Longitude: -111.8752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watkins Addition 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 Watkins Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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