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Wildflower, Utah

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The location of Wildflower

Our Genealogy Helper for Wildflower ...

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 Wildflower (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wildflower. 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.

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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Wildflower)
  Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Raintree Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Sandy   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Avalon Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Canyon Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  White City   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Jordan Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Marion Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon Oak Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ajax - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Vineyard   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uintah   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wildflower ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wildflower.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wildflower covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Highland City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Alta City 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 Wildflower in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wildflower.

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

Draper   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wildflower
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wildflower
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wildflower
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,371 people in 2017)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
West Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wildflower
 - 1895 population of 271 people (with 113,905 people in 2017)
 - West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wildflower
 - Herriman 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 Wildflower. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wildflower in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Wildflower:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Summit County:     Cyndi's



Tooele County:     Cyndi's



Utah County:     Cyndi's



Wasatch County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wildflower. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5713, Longitude: -111.8410     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wildflower 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 Wildflower, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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