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Our Genealogical Helper for West Jordan ...

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 Jordan (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 Jordan. 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 Jordan ...

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 Jordan.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Jordan: W. Jordan

Newspapers Published in the area of West Jordan ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Jordan.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of West Jordan. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of West Jordan and those printed in the larger area surrounding West Jordan.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> of West Jordan.

Cemeteries Near West Jordan ...

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

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

Distance &

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that West Jordan had a population of 271 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, West Jordan had a population of 113,905 people.

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

Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Jordan
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Jordan
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from West Jordan
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Jordan
 - Granger 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 West Jordan
 - 1895 population of 524 people
 - Bingham had a post office and railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Jordan
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Jordan
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Jordan
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper 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 West Jordan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Jordan 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 hospitals and 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 Jordan 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 West Jordan. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to West Jordan:

Salt Lake     (The home county for West Jordan)
      Oquirrh   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dublin Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village South   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kearns   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chateau Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Copper City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Featherwood Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hector Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bennion   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Jordan   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Briargate   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 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]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Francis   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clover   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Jordan:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Jordan ...

While our initial data for West Jordan came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of West Jordan 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 West Jordan.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for West Jordan:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
1890 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of West Jordan
We have found West Jordan in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for West Jordan for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Jordan.
      See our Misc Page for West Jordan for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Jordan:

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 that stretches from West Jordan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Jordan) 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 Jordan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jordan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jordan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6022, Longitude: -112.0005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jordan 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 Jordan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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