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Our Genealogical Helper for West Kaysville ...

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 Kaysville (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 Kaysville. 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 Kaysville ...

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 Kaysville.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Kaysville: W. Kaysville

Newspapers Published in West Kaysville ...

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 Kaysville.

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

Cemeteries Near West Kaysville ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Kaysville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Lindquist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Layton Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW West Point City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Centerville 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 Kaysville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Kaysville.

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

Kaysville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Kaysville
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 31,776 people in 2017)
 - Kaysville had a post office and railroad service
Layton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Kaysville
 - 1895 population of 346 people (with 76,691 people in 2017)
 - Layton had a post office and railroad service
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Kaysville
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,066 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Steed   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Kaysville
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
Syracuse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Kaysville
 - Syracuse had railroad service and no post office
Uintah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Kaysville
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 1,340 people in 2017)
 - Uintah had a post office and railroad service
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Kaysville
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,657 people in 2017)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from West Kaysville
 - Riverdale 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 Kaysville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Kaysville 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 and hospitals 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 Kaysville 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 Kaysville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to West Kaysville:

Davis     (The home county for West Kaysville)
      Kaysville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Layton   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fruit Heights   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakridge Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sahara Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anchorage   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lupine Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Weber   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mantua   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brigham City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear River City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Avon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paradise   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wellsville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arthur - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Echo   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emory   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erda   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Timpie - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rowley - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roy   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

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 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 Kaysville:

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    
Cache 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    
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Kaysville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Kaysville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Kaysville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0388, Longitude: -111.9724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Kaysville 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 Kaysville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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