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West Salt Lake, Utah

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The location of West Salt Lake

Our Genealogy Helper for West Salt Lake ...

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 Salt Lake (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 Salt Lake. 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 Salt Lake ...

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 Salt Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Salt Lake: W. Salt Lk.

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 northeast 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 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 east 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 Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to West Salt Lake:

Salt Lake     (The home county for West Salt Lake)
  Denver City   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Jackson Park Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Garden City Addition   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Salt Lake City   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Granite   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lincoln Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Redwood Village   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Victory Village   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Briargate   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clark Village Gardens   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Centennial Village   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Box Elder
  South Willard   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Henefer   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hoytsville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Erda   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Timpie - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Fort   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Roy   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenwood Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hidden Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Ogden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Westlake Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Evona   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Salt Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Salt Lake.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Salt Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  E Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE David Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in West Salt Lake ...

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 157 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Salt Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Salt Lake, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Salt Lake.

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 Salt Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Salt Lake.

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

Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Salt Lake
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Salt Lake
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Salt Lake
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Salt Lake
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Riter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Salt Lake
 - Riter had a post office and no railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Salt Lake
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from West Salt Lake
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
Woods Cross   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Salt Lake
 - Woods Cross had railroad service and no post office
Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Salt Lake
 - Sugar House 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 Salt Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Salt Lake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites of 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 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 Salt Lake:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tooele County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Weber County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Salt Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7908, Longitude: -111.9805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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