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Our Genealogical Helper for West Ephraim ...

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 Ephraim (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 Ephraim. 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 Ephraim ...

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 Ephraim.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Ephraim: W. Ephraim

Newspapers Published in West Ephraim ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Ephraim.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Ephraim, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Ephraim.

Cemeteries Near West Ephraim ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Ephraim Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Manti Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wales Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Chester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Spring City Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Spring City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  N Moroni City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNW Freedom Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW Sterling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Pleasant 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 Ephraim in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Ephraim.

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

Ephraim   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 688 people (with 7,146 people in 2017)
 - Ephraim had a post office and railroad service
Chester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Chester had a post office and railroad service
Manti   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 1,950 people (with 3,540 people in 2017)
 - Manti had a post office and railroad service
Wales   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 123 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Wales had a post office and railroad service
Spring City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 1,044 people (with 1,045 people in 2017)
 - Spring City had a post office and no railroad service
Moroni   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 958 people (with 1,500 people in 2017)
 - Moroni had a post office and railroad service
Sterling   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 309 people in 2017)
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Ephraim
 - 1895 population of 2,254 people (with 3,418 people in 2017)
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and railroad service
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Ephraim
 - Fayette 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 West Ephraim. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Ephraim 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 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.

West Ephraim is located in Sanpete County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sanpete County: Carbon, Emery, Juab, Millard, Sevier & Utah.

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

Sanpete     (The home county for West Ephraim)
      Ephraim   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Chester   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wales   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Manti   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moroni   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sterling   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fountain Green   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gunnison   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hiawatha   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scofield   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mohrland - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orangeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clawson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferron   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Castle Dale   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emery   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Levan   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nephi   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mona   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rocky Ridge   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jericho Junction - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scipio   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leamington   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Redmond   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salina   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vermillion   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Birdseye   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 West Ephraim:

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 Sanpete County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carbon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Emery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juab County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Millard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Sanpete 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 Sanpete County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in West Ephraim. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Ephraim) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Ephraim. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3755, Longitude: -111.5891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Ephraim 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 Ephraim, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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