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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 a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was 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 altitude 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 Also Named Yost ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Yost ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yost.

  • Standrod
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Standrod
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod is located in Box Elder County
  • Almo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Rosette
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
    • Rosette is located in Box Elder County
  • Lynn
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Box Elder County
  • Naf
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naf
    • Naf is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Park Valley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bridge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
    • Bridge is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Vipont ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
    • Vipont is located in Box Elder County
  • Strevell ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strevell
    • Strevell is located in Cassia County (ID)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yost. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yost.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Yost.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yost. See our Newspapers 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.

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.

Adding Yost to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Yost in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Yost was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Yost post office opened in 1887.

We also found Yost in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Yost.

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

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

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 west". 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.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yost - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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