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Our Genealogical Helper for Westwood 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 Westwood 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 Westwood 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 Westwood 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 Westwood Village.

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

Newspapers Published in Westwood 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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westwood Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westwood Village, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westwood Village.

Cemeteries Near Westwood Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westwood 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 Westwood Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  NE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  ENE Old Deseret Village Pioneer 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 Westwood Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westwood Village.

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

Granger   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Westwood Village
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westwood Village
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Westwood Village
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Westwood Village
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westwood Village
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Westwood Village
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westwood Village
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Westwood Village
 - Buena Vista 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westwood Village
 - 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 Westwood Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westwood 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Westwood Village)
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Kearns   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Briargate   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Hector Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Cherrywood Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      West Valley City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Redwood Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Village South   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dublin Town   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bennion   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 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]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Echo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clover   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 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]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Westwood Village:

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 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     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

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About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westwood Village. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Westwood Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westwood Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westwood Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westwood Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6847, Longitude: -111.9838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westwood 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:

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

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