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Welcome to Widtsoe (aka 'Widtsoe Junction') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Widtsoe. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Widtsoe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Widtsoe, please Contact Us.




Widtsoe would have been located within present day Garfield County.

Widtsoe was established in 1876.

The community of Widtsoe was named Winder before it was changed to Widtsoe and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Adairville.<2>

The origin (or the toponymy) of Widtsoe: Named after John A. Widtsoe (1872-1952), president of the University of Utah and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Widtsoe is 7,600 feet [2,316 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Widtsoe is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Widtsoe was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Widtsoe would have been located in the (435) area code.

Communities near Widtsoe ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Antimony   [Map]   122   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bryce Canyon City   [Map]   224   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bryce Canyon   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cannonville   [Map]   175   S   18 miles [29 km]
Escalante   [Map]   802   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Henrieville   [Map]   224   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Widtsoe.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Widtsoe. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Widtsoe. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Widtsoe.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Widtsoe:

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Widtsoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Widtsoe is also known as Widtsoe Junction. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Widtsoe.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Widtsoe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Widtsoe. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Widtsoe) 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 Widtsoe. 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 Widtsoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widtsoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8324, Longitude: -111.9956     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Widtsoe.

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