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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilsonville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Wilsonville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wilsonville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wilsonville, please Contact Us.


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 Wilsonville (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 Wilsonville. 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.

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.

Although our information shows that the community of Wilsonville is historic, it would have been located within present day Emery County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Emery County: Carbon, Grand, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Uintah & Wayne.

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

  • Emery County     (The home county of Wilsonville)
    • Castle Dale [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Dale
      • Castle Dale [Emery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Dale<3>
    • Orangeville [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Emery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeville<3>
    • Clawson [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clawson
      • Clawson [Emery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clawson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clawson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clawson<3>
    • Lawrence [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Emery County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
    • Huntington [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Emery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<3>
    • Ferron [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferron
      • Ferron [Emery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferron<3>
    • Shanty Town [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanty Town
      • Shanty Town [Emery County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Wilsonville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shanty Town. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Cleveland [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Emery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Elmo [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Emery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmo<3>
    • Mohrland [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrland
      • Mohrland [Emery County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
    • Desert Lake [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Lake
      • Desert Lake [Emery County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Desert Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Victor [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Emery County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
    • Emery [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Emery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Hiawatha [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
      • Hiawatha [Carbon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
    • Wattis [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattis
      • Wattis [Carbon County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wellington [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<3>
    • Price [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<3>
    • Helper [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helper
      • Helper [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helper<3>
    • Scofield [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scofield
      • Scofield [Carbon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scofield
    • East Carbon City [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Carbon City
      • East Carbon City [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Former names for East Carbon City:
      • Drager
      • Dragerton
      • East Carbon City has also been known as:
      • East Carbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Carbon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Carbon City<3>
    • Sunnyside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
      • Estimated population in 2013: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<3>
  • Sanpete County
    • Spring City [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
      • Spring City [Sanpete County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring City<3>
    • Ephraim [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephraim
      • Ephraim [Sanpete County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the west of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,385 people
      • Former names for Ephraim:
      • Cottonwood
      • Fort Ephraim
      • Pine Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephraim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephraim<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Sanpete County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,580 people
      • Former names for Mount Pleasant:
      • Fort Hambleton
      • Hambleton
      • Hambletowns Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<3>
    • Manti [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manti
      • Manti [Sanpete County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,790 people
      • Former name for Manti:
      • Copenhagen
      • Manti has also been known as:
      • Manti City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manti<3>
    • Chester [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Sanpete County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Sterling [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Sanpete County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
      • Former names for Sterling:
      • Buncetown
      • Bunceville
      • Leesburg
      • Pettytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<3>
    • Fairview [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Sanpete County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mayfield:
      • Cobblehaven
      • Frog Hollow
      • New London
      • Order
      • Skinny
      • Skunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<3>
    • Moroni [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moroni
      • Moroni [Sanpete County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moroni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moroni<3>
    • Wales [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Sanpete County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Wilsonville ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilsonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilsonville, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilsonville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wilsonville:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Wilsonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilsonville.

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

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.

While we didn't find Wilsonville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilsonville.

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

  • Castle Dale [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Dale
    • Castle Dale [Emery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 303 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Dale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Dale<3>
  • Orangeville [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
    • Orangeville [Emery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilsonville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 313 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,338 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orangeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeville<3>
  • Lawrence [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Lawrence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence [Emery County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
  • Huntington [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Emery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Wilsonville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 513 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,959 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<3>
  • Ferron [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferron
    • Ferron [Emery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilsonville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,507 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ferron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferron<3>
  • Cleveland [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Emery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
  • Emery [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
    • Emery [Emery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emery had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wilsonville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wilsonville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilsonville ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wilsonville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Utah Place Names
Written by: Van Cott, John W.
Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990
(Available from Amazon.com)

for Wilsonville. See our Misc Page for Wilsonville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Emery County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Emery County: www.co.emery.ut.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wilsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Wilsonville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilsonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1923, Longitude: -110.9906    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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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