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Our Genealogical Helper for Westwood ...

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 (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. 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 Westwood ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westwood.

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

Cemeteries Near Westwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Valley View Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bingham City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  NNE Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Memory Grove Memorial   [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 in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westwood.

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

Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westwood
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westwood
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westwood
 - Granger had a post office and no railroad service
El Dorado   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westwood
 - El Dorado had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westwood
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westwood
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westwood
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Westwood
 - Cottonwood 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westwood 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Westwood)
      Indian Village South   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Taylorsville   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Hector Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Kearns   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Dublin Town   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bennion   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Westwood Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Briargate   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cherrywood Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oquirrh   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chateau Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Copper City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clover   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Westwood:

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 ...

Communities in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6480, Longitude: -111.9835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westwood 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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