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Cedar Creek is a agricultural category 4 ghost town, in the Northern most area of Box Elder County.[1] It is located near a dry stream bed at the base of the Raft River Mountains. [2] The first settlers were a small group of farmers and ranchers that tried settling the area in the 1860's to 1870's. By the 1910's there were twenty families in the tiny community. The post office was in a home, and a place called the "Halfway House" was a small log inn and store. After years of trying to get the farming to work, Cedar Creek was abandoned between 1920 and 1925. [3]

Location

  • GPS Location: N 41.96436 and W -113.15638

Maps

Time Line

  • 1860-1870 Farmer and ranchers began to settle
  • 1900-1910 Height of population
  • 1920-1925 Town Abandoned

Neighboring Communities

Snowville

Biographies

Cemeteries

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Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Vital Records

Birth

Marriages

Death

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
Obituaries

Suggested Reading

  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [4]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [5]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [6]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  2. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  3. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  4. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  5. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  6. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294

 

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