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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

Name Variations for West Jordan ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for West Jordan: W. Jordan

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for West Jordan ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • West Jordan was settled in 1848.
  • It was incorporated in 1941.

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.

West Jordan is located in Salt Lake County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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 County     (The home county of West Jordan)
    • Bennion [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennion
      • Bennion [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennion
    • Midvale [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midvale
      • Midvale [Salt Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Midvale has also been known as:
      • Midvale City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midvale<3>
    • Wescall [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wescall
      • Wescall [Salt Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wescall
    • Enchanted Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Village
      • Enchanted Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Village
    • Hidden Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Village
      • Hidden Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Village
    • Jordan Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Village
      • Jordan Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Village
    • Landon Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landon Village
      • Landon Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landon Village
    • Marion Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Village
      • Marion Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Village
    • Majestic Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic Village
      • Majestic Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic Village
    • Liberty [Salt Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Salt Lake County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Indian Village South [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village South
      • Indian Village South [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village South have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village South
    • Featherwood Village [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Featherwood Village
      • Featherwood Village [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Featherwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Featherwood Village
  • Davis County
    • North Salt Lake [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Salt Lake
      • North Salt Lake [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Salt Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Salt Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Salt Lake<3>
    • Val Verda [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Val Verda
      • Val Verda [Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Val Verda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Val Verda
    • Oakhaven Village [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhaven Village
      • Oakhaven Village [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhaven Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhaven Village
    • Woods Cross [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Cross
      • Woods Cross [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woods Cross<3>
    • Bountiful Fort [Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful Fort
      • Bountiful Fort [Davis County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bountiful Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,981 people
      • Former names for Bountiful:
      • Calls Settlement
      • North Canyon Settlement
      • North Canyon Ward
      • North Mill Creek Canyon Ward
      • Sessions Settlement
      • Stoker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<3>
    • Cottonwood Heights [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood Heights
      • Cottonwood Heights [Davis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Heights
    • West Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bountiful
      • West Bountiful [Davis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bountiful have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Bountiful<3>
    • Center Village [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Village
      • Center Village [Davis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Village
    • Centerville Fort [Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville Fort
      • Centerville Fort [Davis County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Centerville Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Centerville [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Davis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,587 people
      • Former names for Centerville:
      • Cherry Settlement
      • Deuel Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<3>
    • Benchmark Village [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benchmark Village
      • Benchmark Village [Davis County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benchmark Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benchmark Village
  • Morgan County
    • Porterville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterville
      • Porterville [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterville
    • Richville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richville
      • Richville [Morgan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
    • Morgan [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Morgan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan<3>
    • Peterson [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson
  • Summit County
    • Altus [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Summit County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
    • Summit Park [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park [Summit County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park
    • Snyderville [Summit County]
    • Park City [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Summit County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Silver Creek Junction [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek Junction
      • Silver Creek Junction [Summit County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek Junction
    • Rockport [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Summit County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Rockport. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former names for Rockport:
      • Crandall
      • Enoch City
      • Rock Fort
    • Wanship [Summit County]
    • Peoa [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoa
      • Peoa [Summit County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoa<3>
    • Francis [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Summit County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Kamas [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kamas
      • Kamas [Summit County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kamas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kamas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kamas<3>
    • Oakley [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Summit County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<3>
    • Coalville [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Summit County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalville<3>
  • Tooele County
    • Lincoln [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Tooele County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Former names for Lincoln:
      • Lake View
      • Pine Canyon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Lake Point [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Point
      • Lake Point [Tooele County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Point
    • Mills Junction [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills Junction
      • Mills Junction [Tooele County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Former names for Mills Junction:
      • Milltown
      • Millvale
      • Milton
      • Richville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills Junction
    • Stansbury park [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stansbury park
      • Stansbury park [Tooele County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stansbury park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stansbury park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stansbury park<3>
    • Erda [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erda
      • Erda [Tooele County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erda<3>
    • Tooele [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tooele
      • Tooele [Tooele County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,015 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tooele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tooele<3>
    • Gisborn [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gisborn
      • Gisborn [Tooele County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gisborn. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jacob City [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacob City
      • Jacob City [Tooele County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jacob City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ophir [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Tooele County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2017: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Bauer [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bauer
      • Bauer [Tooele County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauer
    • Mercur [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercur
      • Mercur [Tooele County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
    • Stockton [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Tooele County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<3>
  • Utah County
    • Lehi [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<3>
    • Alpine [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Utah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,498 people
      • Former names for Alpine:
      • Dry Creek Settlement
      • Fort Wordsworth
      • Mountainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<3>
    • Highland [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<3>
    • Cedar Hills [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hills
      • Cedar Hills [Utah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Hills<3>
    • Silver Lake [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Silver Lake has also been known as:
      • Silver Lake Summer Home Area
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Lincoln [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Utah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • American Fork [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Fork
      • American Fork [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,161 people
      • Former names for American Fork:
      • Lake City
      • McArthursville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for American Fork<3>
    • Deer Creek [Utah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
      • Deer Creek [Utah County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Deer Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Forest City [Utah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Utah County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Forest City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Saratoga Springs [Utah County]
    • Mutual Dell [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mutual Dell
      • Mutual Dell [Utah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mutual Dell
    • Pleasant Grove [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Utah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>
  • Wasatch County
    • Mound City [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Wasatch County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Interlaken [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interlaken
      • Interlaken [Wasatch County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interlaken
    • Midway [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Wasatch County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<3>
    • Charleston [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Wasatch County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Cranmer [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranmer
      • Cranmer [Wasatch County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranmer
    • Jordanelle [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordanelle
      • Jordanelle [Wasatch County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordanelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordanelle
    • Hailstone [Wasatch County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hailstone
      • Hailstone [Wasatch County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hailstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Keetley [Wasatch County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keetley
      • Keetley [Wasatch County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keetley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heber City [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heber City
      • Heber City [Wasatch County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,082 people
      • Heber City has also been known as:
      • Heber
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heber City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heber City<3>
    • Hideout [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hideout
      • Hideout [Wasatch County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hideout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hideout
    • Daniel [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
      • Daniel [Wasatch County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
    • Independence [Wasatch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Wasatch County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
  • Weber County
    • Uintah [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uintah
      • Uintah [Weber County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uintah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uintah<3>
    • Washington Terrace [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Terrace
      • Washington Terrace [Weber County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Terrace
    • Hooper [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooper
      • Hooper [Weber County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooper<3>
    • Riverdale [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Weber County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<3>
    • Roy [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Weber County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<3>
    • South Ogden [Weber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Ogden
      • South Ogden [Weber County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,199 people
      • South Ogden has also been known as:
      • South Ogden City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Ogden

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity 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 12 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 2 miles [3.2 km] of 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 and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to West Jordan:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Utah

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 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.

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.<6>

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 2019, West Jordan had a population of 116,480 people.

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

  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 271 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<3>
  • Union [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Jordan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
  • Murray [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murray had a post office and no railroad service
    • Murray has also been known as:
    • Murray City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<3>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 749 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<3>
  • Granger [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
    • Granger [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Granger had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
  • Continue List ...
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Jordan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Draper had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<3>
    • Cottonwood [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Jordan [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jordan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of West Jordan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<3>
    • El Dorado [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
      • El Dorado [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Dorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
    • Sugar House [Salt Lake County] - Historic
      • While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar House
      • Sugar House [Salt Lake County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Williams [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Williams had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
    • Franklin [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of West Jordan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Franklin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around West Jordan. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Jordan.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Jordan ...

While our initial data about 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 (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for West Jordan:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

Map from 1890, unknown title/publisher

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Jordan: www.wjordan.com/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jordan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jordan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6096, Longitude: -111.9387    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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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