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Our Genealogical Helper for Westminster Park ...

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 Westminster Park (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 Westminster Park. 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.

Newspapers Published in Westminster Park ...

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 Westminster Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westminster Park, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westminster Park.

Cemeteries Near Westminster Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westminster Park.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  N Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N David Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lakeview Memorial Park   [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 Westminster Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westminster Park.

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

Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westminster Park
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westminster Park
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
 
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Westminster Park
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westminster Park
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westminster Park
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Westminster Park
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westminster Park
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westminster Park
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westminster Park
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westminster Park
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville 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 Westminster Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westminster Park 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Salt Lake     (The home county for Westminster Park)
      Foothill Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      University Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Granite   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Canyon Rim   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Salt Lake   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hamilton Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Millcreek   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      East Millcreek   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
 
Davis
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Summit
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Tooele
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Utah
      Alpine   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Wasatch
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Weber
      Uintah   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 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 Westminster Park:

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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westminster Park. 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 starting from Westminster Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westminster Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westminster Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7319, Longitude: -111.8522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westminster Park 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 Westminster Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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