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Our Genealogical Helper for Westlake Village ...

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 Westlake Village (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 Westlake Village. 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 Westlake Village ...

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 Westlake Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Westlake Village: Westlake Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Westlake Village ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westlake Village.

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

Cemeteries Near Westlake Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westlake Village.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     


       

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 Westlake Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westlake Village.

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

El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westlake Village
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westlake Village
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Westlake Village
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westlake Village
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westlake Village
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Westlake Village
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
 
Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westlake Village
 - Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
 
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westlake Village
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
 
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Westlake Village
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan 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 Westlake Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westlake Village 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Westlake Village:

  DirectionDistance
Salt Lake     (The home county for Westlake Village)
      Redwood Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Briargate   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Westwood Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Cherrywood Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hector Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Valley City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village South   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kearns   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dublin Town   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
 
Davis
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Summit
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Echo   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Tooele
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Utah
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wasatch
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Weber
      Uintah   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Westlake Village:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Salt Lake County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Salt Lake County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Utah

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 Westlake Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Westlake Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westlake Village) 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 Westlake Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westlake Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westlake Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7016, Longitude: -111.9752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westlake Village 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Westlake Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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