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Willow Creek Heights, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Willow Creek Heights ...

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 Willow Creek Heights (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 Willow Creek Heights. 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 Willow Creek Heights ...

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 Willow Creek Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Willow Creek Heights: Willow Crk. Hts. (or less commonly used: Willow Ck. Hts. or Willow Cr. Hts.)

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 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Willow Creek Heights)
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Raintree Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Towne and Country Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Scandia Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Avalon Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Canyon Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon View Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Val Verda   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bountiful   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cottonwood Heights   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woods Cross   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Bountiful   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Center Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Chase Lane Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Benchmark Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aegean Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Silver Creek Junction   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Snyderville Basin   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rockport - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peoa   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tooele   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mercur - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ophir   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clover   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vineyard   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 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   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uintah Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Washington Terrace   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Willow Creek Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Willow Creek Heights.

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

Distance &

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

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

Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Willow Creek Heights
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willow Creek Heights
 - Jordan 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 Willow Creek Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willow Creek Heights in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Willow Creek Heights:

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 List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tooele County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Weber County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for Utah, for 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 ...

Find a Community located in Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Creek Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5883, Longitude: -111.8188     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Creek Heights 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 Willow Creek Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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