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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodland Hills ...

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 Woodland Hills (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 Woodland Hills. 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 Woodland Hills ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodland Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodland Hills, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodland Hills.

Cemeteries Near Woodland Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodland Hills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Salem City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Pioneer Heritage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Payson City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Blackhawk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Spanish Fork City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Benjamin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Santaquin City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Genola City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Old Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Springville 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 Woodland Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodland Hills.

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

Salem   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 527 people (with 8,210 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and no railroad service
Payson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 2,135 people (with 19,892 people in 2017)
 - Payson had a post office and railroad service
Spanish Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 2,214 people (with 39,443 people in 2017)
 - Spanish Fork had a post office and railroad service
Santaquin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 624 people (with 11,652 people in 2017)
 - Santaquin had a post office and railroad service
Benjamin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Benjamin had railroad service and no post office
Thistle - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thistle was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Thistle had a post office and railroad service
Lake Shore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Lake Shore had a post office and no railroad service
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Woodland Hills
 - 1895 population of 2,840 people (with 33,294 people in 2017)
 - Springville 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 Woodland Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodland Hills 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Woodland Hills is located in Utah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Utah County: Carbon, Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele & Wasatch.

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

Utah     (The home county for Woodland Hills)
      Elk Ridge   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Salem   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Payson   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Covered Bridge Canyon   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Spanish Fork   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benjamin Station   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benjamin   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Mountain   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Santaquin   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Shore   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Birdseye   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scofield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rocky Ridge   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mona   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nephi   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eureka   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mammoth   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver City - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boulter   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Levan   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jericho - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jericho Junction - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Salt Lake
      Bluffdale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Canyon Oak Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Draper   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerhill Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobblestone Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dimple Dell Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riverton Majestic Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riverton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Albion Basin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alta   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Herriman   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lane Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fountain Green   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Dams   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moroni   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercur - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benmore - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Independence   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wallsburg   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daniel   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heber City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Timber Lakes   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Woodland Hills:

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 Utah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carbon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juab County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salt Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sanpete County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tooele 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 Utah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Utah     Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Utah,     of Utah 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 ...

Find a Community within Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woodland Hills:

The official website for Utah 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 Woodland Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodland Hills) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodland Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodland Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodland Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0153, Longitude: -111.6505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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