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Wellington, Utah

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The location of Wellington

Our Genealogy Helper for Wellington ...

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 Wellington (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 Wellington. 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 northwest 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 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.

Wellington is located in Carbon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carbon County: Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Sanpete & Utah.

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

Carbon     (The home county for Wellington)
  Price   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Kenilworth   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Helper   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  East Carbon City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sunnyside   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Scofield   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elmo   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mohrland - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Castle Dale   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orangeville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilsonville - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodside - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clawson   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ferron   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beaver Dams   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wellington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wellington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Wellington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Mead Fister Peterson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cliffview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Grames - Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitmore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Carbon County Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Haycock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Kiz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Spring Glen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Austrian Central Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Wellington ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wellington, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wellington.

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 Wellington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wellington.

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

Price   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 8,263 people in 2017)
 - Price had a post office and railroad service
Helper   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wellington
 - Helper had railroad service and no post office
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wellington
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wellington
 - Cedar had railroad service and no post office
Sunnyside   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Wellington
 - Sunnyside had a post office and railroad service
Huntington   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,950 people in 2017)
 - Huntington had a post office and railroad service
Lawrence - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lawrence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wellington
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Scofield   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 251 people (with 22 people in 2017)
 - Scofield 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 Wellington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wellington in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Wellington:

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 Carbon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Emery County:     Cyndi's



Sanpete County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wellington ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Wellington

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Wellington

We have found Wellington in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wellington for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wellington. See our Misc Page for Wellington for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Carbon County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carbon County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellington) 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 Wellington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wellington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5425, Longitude: -110.7341     [Map].

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

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