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Our Genealogical Helper for Willowcrest ...

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 Willowcrest (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 Willowcrest. 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.

Cemeteries Near Willowcrest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Willowcrest.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NNW Mountain View Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  NNW Memorial Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Granite City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Fort Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sandy City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Holladay Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Murray City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lake Hills Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Elysian Burial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Midvale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cutler Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Crescent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Draper City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W West Jordan City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW South Jordan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Alta City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Taylorsville Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Riverton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wights Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bluffdale City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Alpine City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ft. Douglas 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 Willowcrest in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Willowcrest.

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

Sandy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Willowcrest
 - 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 West Northwest (WNW) from Willowcrest
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willowcrest
 - Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
Draper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Willowcrest
 - 1895 population of 221 people (with 47,710 people in 2017)
 - Draper had a post office and railroad service
Millcreek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willowcrest
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 60,192 people in 2017)
 - Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Willowcrest
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar House - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willowcrest
 - Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Willowcrest
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Willowcrest
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 59,992 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Williams   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Willowcrest
 - Williams 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 Willowcrest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willowcrest 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 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.

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

Salt Lake     (The home county for Willowcrest)
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Towne and Country Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Scandia Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Hillside Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Little Cottonwood Creek Valley   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Canyon View Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cottonwood Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greenfield Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alta Canyon Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Canyon Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Raintree Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Avalon Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Val Verda   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bountiful   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woods Cross   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peoa   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Francis   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kamas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Erda   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Batesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rush Valley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bunker   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Willowcrest:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis 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    
Weber County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6074, Longitude: -111.8019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowcrest 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 Willowcrest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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