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Our Genealogical Helper for Willow Wood ...

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 Wood (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 Willow Wood. 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 Willow Wood ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Willow Wood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Willow Wood, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Willow Wood.

Cemeteries Near Willow Wood ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE West Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW West Weber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Roy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Aultorest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ogden City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Warren - West Warren Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Plain City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Clinton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW West Point City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE South Weber Historical Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Syracuse Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Uintah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ben Lomond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Clearfield City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Layton Hill 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 Wood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Willow Wood.

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

Slaterville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Slaterville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Willow Wood
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - Slaterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hooper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willow Wood
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 8,214 people in 2015)
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Willow Wood
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Willow Wood
 - 1895 population of 14,889 people (with 87,031 people in 2017)
 - Ogden had a post office and railroad service
 
Plain City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Willow Wood
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 6,764 people in 2017)
 - Plain City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steed   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Willow Wood
 - Steed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Willow Wood
 - Harrisville had a post office and railroad service
 
North Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Willow Wood
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 19,465 people in 2017)
 - North Ogden 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 Willow Wood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willow Wood 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 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.

Willow Wood is located in Weber County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Weber County: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich & Tooele.

Below are the counties that are near Willow Wood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Willow Wood:

  DirectionDistance
Weber     (The home county for Willow Wood)
      West Weber   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      West Haven   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Westlake Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Evona   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marriott-Slaterville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Roy   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pioneer Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Century Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
 
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brigham City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mantua   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bear River City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evans   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Honeyville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cropley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crystal Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Cache
      Avon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paradise   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wellsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hyrum   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nibley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mendon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peter   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      River Heights   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballard Junction   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Davis
      Al Vi Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Clint Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arsenal   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anchorage   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sahara Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Weber   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Salt Lake
      Denver City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arthur - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Browns Townsite   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chambers Townsite   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Summit
      Henefer   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Echo   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tooele
      Lake Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rowley - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Wood:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

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 Weber County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cache County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salt Lake 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Weber 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 ...



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About Weber County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willow Wood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Weber County: www.co.weber.ut.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Willow Wood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willow Wood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Wood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2216, Longitude: -112.0724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Wood 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Wood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Willow Wood.



 
 
 

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