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Willow Glen, Utah

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Our Genealogy Helper for Willow Glen ...

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 Glen (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 Glen. 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 Glen ...

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 Glen.

  • Typical abbreviation for Willow Glen: Willow Gln.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Willow Glen)
  Dimple Dell Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Alta Canyon Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Raintree Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Scandia Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Avalon Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon Oak Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cobblestone Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Summerhill Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Sandy   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Salt Lake   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakhaven Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Val Verda   [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   23 miles [37 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]
  Morgan   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Devils Slide   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Croydon   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Altus - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Snyderville   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Summit Park   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 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]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wanship   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Francis   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kamas   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Point   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erda   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stansbury park   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 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]
  Batesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burmester   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rush Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lehi   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mutual Dell   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  American Fork   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Aspen Grove   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lindon   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sundance   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cranmer   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Heber City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Daniel   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hideout   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wallsburg   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Timber Lakes   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 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 Willow Glen, see our County-by-County Page for Willow Glen.

Cemeteries Near Willow Glen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Willow Glen.

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

Distance &

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

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

Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Willow Glen
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willow Glen
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willow Glen
 - 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 Northwest (NNW) from Willow Glen
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willow Glen
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Willow Glen
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,371 people in 2017)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willow Glen
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Willow Glen
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Willow Glen
 - 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 Glen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willow Glen in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Glen:

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willow Glen. 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- Willow Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Glen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5741, Longitude: -111.8019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Glen 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 Glen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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