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Our Genealogical Helper for West Ogden ...

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 Ogden (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 Ogden. 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 Ogden ...

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 Ogden.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Ogden: W. Ogden

Newspapers Published in West Ogden ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Ogden.

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

Cemeteries Near West Ogden ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Ogden City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Aultorest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW West Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Ben Lomond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Plain City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW West Weber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Layton Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Warren - West Warren Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW West Point City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lindquist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Huntsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mountain View 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 Ogden in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Ogden.

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

Ogden   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 14,889 people (with 87,031 people in 2017)
 - Ogden had a post office and railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from West Ogden
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Slaterville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Slaterville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - Slaterville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from West Ogden
 - Harrisville had a post office and railroad service
Uintah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 1,340 people in 2017)
 - Uintah had a post office and railroad service
North Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 19,465 people in 2017)
 - North Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
Hooper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 8,214 people in 2015)
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service
Steed   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Ogden
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
Plain City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Ogden
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 6,764 people in 2017)
 - Plain City had a post office and no railroad service
Syracuse   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Ogden
 - Syracuse had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around West Ogden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Ogden 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 southwest 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 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 west 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 Ogden is located in Weber County.

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

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

Weber     (The home county for West Ogden)
      Evona   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Century Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Ogden   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ron Clare Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marriott-Slaterville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brigham City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mantua   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corinne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear River City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Evans   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Honeyville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crystal Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madsen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Paradise   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hyrum   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nibley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mendon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      River Heights   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peter   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballard Junction   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clint Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Arsenal   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Weber   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Al Vi Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahara Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anchorage   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Layton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arthur - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Echo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emory   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grass Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Ogden:

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 Weber County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
Davis 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Weber 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 from West Ogden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Ogden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Ogden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2230, Longitude: -111.9913     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Ogden 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 Ogden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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