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Our Genealogical Helper for Willowbrook Estates ...

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 Willowbrook Estates (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 Willowbrook Estates. 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 Willowbrook Estates ...

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 Willowbrook Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Willowbrook Estates: Willowbrook Ests.

Cemeteries Near Willowbrook Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Willowbrook Estates.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  N Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Utah Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Highland City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lehi City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  N Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE American Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Herriman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Murray 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 Willowbrook Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Willowbrook Estates.

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

Draper   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willowbrook Estates
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
 
Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Willowbrook Estates
 - 1895 population of 749 people (with 96,145 people in 2017)
 - Sandy had a post office and railroad service
 
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Willowbrook Estates
 - Jordan had railroad service and no post office
 
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Willowbrook Estates
 - 1895 population of 466 people (with 10,371 people in 2017)
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lehi   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Willowbrook Estates
 - Lehi had a post office and railroad service
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Willowbrook Estates
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herriman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Willowbrook Estates
 - Herriman had a post office and no railroad service
 
American Fork   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Willowbrook Estates
 - 1895 population of 722 people (with 29,527 people in 2017)
 - American Fork had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Willowbrook Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willowbrook Estates 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Salt Lake     (The home county for Willowbrook Estates)
      Draper   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Cobblestone Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Transwest Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Summerhill Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sandy   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sunset Meadows Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluffdale   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverton   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
 
Davis
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Juab
      Eureka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rocky Ridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Summit
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Park City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Francis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kamas   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tooele
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ajax - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Utah
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Wasatch
      Mound City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Willowbrook Estates:

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 Salt Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juab County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Utah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wasatch County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Salt Lake County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Utah,     of 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 Willowbrook Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

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 starts in Willowbrook Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willowbrook Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowbrook Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5052, Longitude: -111.8610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowbrook Estates 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 Willowbrook Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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