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Snyderville (Summit) is four miles northwest of Park City. It was settled in 1865 by J. M. Grant, H. C. Kimball, and Samuel C. Snyder, who developed mine holdings and a sawmill in the area. After the Overland Stage went through this area, it became known as Snyders Station and later Snyderville, for G. G. Snyder, the younger brother of Sam. G. G. was a probate judge who named Park City.


The Snyderville Basin is a valley in Summit County, Utah adjacent to Park City. Many of the residents of the Park City area live in the Snyderville Basin. Though the area lies outside of the Park City limits, and receives many services from Summit County instead of Park City, it is part of the Park City School District.[1] Major landmarks within the Snyderville basin include The Canyons Ski Resort, Utah Olympic Park, Swaner Nature Preserve, and Kimball Junction, one of the Park City area's primary commercial centers.

There are two census designated places within the Snyderville Basin: South Snyderville Basin and North Snyderville Basin

The Snyderville Basin is named for the pioneer community of Snyderville, named for Samuel Snyder, a Mormon pioneer who opened a sawmill in the 1850s. Lumber was one of the area's earliest economic drivers, along with stagecoach, mail and hospitality services along the major east-west travel corridor, which passed through Kimball Junction, named for stagecoach impresario William Henry Kimball.[2] In the 1870s, silver was discovered in Park City, and the Snyderville area began to become economically integrated into the adjacent boom town.

Though many people and businesses are currently located in the area that was once the settlement of Snyderville, there is no actual town center, and no independent governance. The area currently contains several residential neighborhoods,a 7-11, an elementary school, a nursery, and a small office park. There is, however, a sign marking the area as Snyderville, and mail addressed to Snyderville will be delivered, though most residents use a Park City mailing address.


Birth: Jun. 12, 1819


Jefferson County

New York, USA

Death: Mar. 11, 1887

Park City

Summit County

Utah, USA

George G. Snyder and his first wife, Sarah Hatch, were among the earliest pioneers in the Utah territory, arriving in 1849. They continued on to Sacramento, California where they stayed for four years, establishing boarding houses for the forty-niners mining for gold. Upon their return to Utah, George was a prominent rancher, farmer, horseman, freighter, mill owner and businessman in many parts of Utah. The last 20 years of his life, he was an important figure in Summit County, where he and his 6th wife, Rhoda were the first family to build a home in Park City, giving the mining town it's name. George Snyder was a Judge in Summit county and for many years was an active, well known leader both in civic and religious capacity. He is buried with his third wife, Caroline, and two of their daughters in the cemetery that was originally part of his holdings and which he gave to the city after his baby daughter, Pearl, was buried this hillside in the winter of 1879.

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 Lovisa Comstock Snyder (1789 - 1856)

 Emily Lydia Snyder Thompson (1846 - 1929)*
 Lucy R Snyder Tanner (1848 - 1917)*
 George Wilder Snyder (1850 - 1871)*
 Lovisa Comstock Snyder Alexander (1854 - 1913)*
 Wilson Isaac Snyder (1856 - 1930)*
 Rilla Inez Snyder (1857 - 1936)*
 Luna Romania Snyder Bowman (1859 - 1949)*
 Franklin Richards Snyder (1860 - 1932)*
 Cora Elcena Snyder Evans (1861 - 1942)*
 Olive Minetta Snyder (1862 - 1898)*
 Willard Fiske Snyder (1863 - 1928)*
 Zina Caroline Snyder Shepherd (1864 - 1962)*
 Rachel Matilda Snyder Ramsdell (1865 - 1942)*
 Lillie Snyder Evans (1866 - 1938)*
 Gideon E. Snyder (1867 - 1950)*
 Grant Snyder (1868 - 1959)*
 May Snyder (1869 - 1885)*
 Rhoda Sylvia Snyder McKendrick (1869 - 1903)*
 Bismarck Snyder (1871 - 1919)*
 Brigham Young Snyder (1871 - 1947)*
 Horace Greeley Snyder (1873 - 1951)*
 Crayton Chambers Snyder (1874 - 1961)*
 Sherman Mason Snyder (1874 - 1902)*
 Pearl Snyder (1877 - 1879)*
 Jane Parketta Snyder (1880 - 1970)*
 Ruby Lucille Snyder Brown (1881 - 1983)*
 Rose Lynette Snyder Workman (1883 - 1970)*
 Rose Lynette Workman Snyder (1883 - 1970)*

 Elsie P Snyder (1831 - 1891)
 Caroline Kilfoyle Snyder (1839 - 1889)
 Martha Kilfoyle Snyder (1841 - 1865)
 Rachel Winegar (1848 - 1905)*
 Sarah Wilder Hatch Snyder (1821 - 1861)*
 Rhoda O. Orchard Snyder (1842 - 1926)*

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Park City Cemetery

Park City

Summit County

Utah, USA

Plot: Old West Section

Created by: Catherine Anderson

Record added: Oct 31, 2004

Find A Grave Memorial# 9735105

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George Gideon Snyder's Timeline

June 12, 1819
Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States
July 1839
Age 20
April 17, 1840
Age 20
Jobs Creek, Cass, IL
January 12, 1846
Age 26
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