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Our Genealogical Helper for West Bountiful ...

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 West Bountiful (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 West Bountiful. 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.

Name Variations for West Bountiful ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with West Bountiful.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Bountiful: W. Bountiful

Newspapers Published in West Bountiful ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Bountiful.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Bountiful, 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 West Bountiful.

Cemeteries Near West Bountiful ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Bountiful.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE David Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Kaysville City 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 West Bountiful in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Bountiful.

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

Woods Cross   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Bountiful
 - Woods Cross had railroad service and no post office
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,657 people in 2017)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from West Bountiful
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,066 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Kaysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 31,776 people in 2017)
 - Kaysville had a post office and railroad service
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from West Bountiful
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Bountiful
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Bountiful
 - Buena Vista 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 West Bountiful. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Bountiful 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 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.

West Bountiful is located in Davis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Davis County: Box Elder, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele & Weber.

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

Davis     (The home county for West Bountiful)
      Center Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Woods Cross   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Bountiful   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lupine Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Canyon Rim   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Echo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Erda   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Timpie - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

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 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 West Bountiful:

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 Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salt Lake 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 Davis County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Bountiful:

The official website for Davis 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 that begins in West Bountiful. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Bountiful) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Bountiful. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Bountiful

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bountiful. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8979, Longitude: -111.9071     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bountiful 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 West Bountiful, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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