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Yost, Utah

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The location of Yost

Welcome to Yost ...

Although we found mention of Yost during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Yost was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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

The location of Yost has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Yost was established in 1935.

Yost is 5,970 feet [1,820 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Yost is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Yost might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Yost and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

We believe that Yost would be found within the (435) area code.

Communities near Yost ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Yost and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Almo (ID)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elba (ID)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Malta (ID)   [Map]   200   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Naf (ID)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Strevell (ID) - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grouse Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Yost.

Communities Also Named Yost ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Yost - they are located in Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Yost.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yost. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yost. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yost.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Yost:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yost ...

Looking for more information about Yost? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Yost? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Yost, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Yost.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Yost and then turned east". While Yost could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Yost as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Yost could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yost - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yost) 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 Yost. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yost

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yost. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9608, Longitude: -113.5422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yost have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yost.

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