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Our Genealogical Helper for Wood 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 Wood 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 Wood 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 Wood 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 Wood Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wood Estates: Wood Ests.

Newspapers Published in Wood Estates ...

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 Wood Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wood Estates, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wood Estates.

Cemeteries Near Wood Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wood 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 Wood Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Sessions Settlement Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Bountiful Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Daniel Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE David Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Lakeview Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Centerville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Memory Grove Memorial   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shaarey Tzedek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Shrine of Memorial Mausoleum   [Map]     
  NNE Farmington City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Kimball - Whitney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salt Lake City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Ft. Douglas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Deseret Village Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Larkin Sunset Lawn 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 Wood Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wood Estates.

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

Hot Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wood Estates
 - Hot Springs had railroad service and no post office
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wood Estates
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 17,657 people in 2017)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
Salt Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wood Estates
 - 1895 population of 44,843 people (with 200,544 people in 2017)
 - Salt Lake City had a post office and railroad service
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wood Estates
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 24,066 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wood Estates
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Wood Estates
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood Estates
 - Fort Douglas 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood Estates
 - Sugar House 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 Wood Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wood 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 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.

Wood Estates is located in Davis County.

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

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

Davis     (The home county for Wood Estates)
      Woods Cross   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Oakhaven Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      West Bountiful   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Bountiful   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Val Verda   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Cottonwood Heights   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Salt Lake   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Benchmark Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chase Lane Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Aegean Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Box Elder
      South Willard   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Devils Slide   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Croydon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salt Lake
      Jackson Park Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Denver City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salt Lake City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Granite   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Douglas   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lincoln Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      University Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Victory Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Foothill Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garden City Addition   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Redwood Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Maple City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Altus - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit Park   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Snyderville Basin   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snyderville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Henefer   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Silver Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      South Snyderville Basin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Echo   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wanship   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoytsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockport - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stansbury park   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Erda   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmester   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tooele   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bauer   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Timpie - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lehi   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hills   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mutual Dell   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      American Fork   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aspen Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saratoga Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sundance   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Fort   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eagle Mountain   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lindon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cranmer   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hideout   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uintah   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Uintah Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Washington Terrace   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hidden Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roy   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Ogden   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hooper   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tri-S Village Estates   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Evona   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Wood Estates:

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 Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Box Elder 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    
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 Davis County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Utah

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 ...

The Communities of Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis 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 that begins in Wood Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wood Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8741, Longitude: -111.9113     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood 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:

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

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