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Wescall, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wescall ...

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 Wescall (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 Wescall. 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 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.

Wescall 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 Wescall. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wescall:

Salt Lake     (The home county for Wescall)
  West Jordan   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Featherwood Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  South Jordan   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lane Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bennion   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oquirrh   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Riverton   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dublin Town   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Copper City   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Herriman   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clover   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vineyard   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wescall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wescall.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  NE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Wescall ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wescall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wescall, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wescall.

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

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

West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wescall
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wescall
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 524 people
 - Bingham had a post office and railroad service
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wescall
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wescall
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wescall
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Wescall
 - El Dorado 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 Wescall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wescall in the 1890's.

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 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 Wescall:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Summit 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 Salt Lake County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for 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 located in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wescall. 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wescall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wescall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5827, Longitude: -111.9824     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wescall 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 Wescall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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