Ivins, Utah

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Beneath the towering Red Mountain lies a small town of Ivins, Utah. Prior to the arrival of Mormon pioneers, the Ivins area was home to the Shivwits Band of Paiutes Indians. Water was needed for the "Santa Clara Bench" so an ambitious undertaking to create what was to be an 8 mile canal from Santa Clara creek to the bench was begun in 1911 and completed in 1914. Swiss immigrants arrived to Ivins City between1922 to 1926. Known to early settlers as the Santa Clara Bench, the families supported themselves through raising crops and grazing cattle. Eventually the town was named after the beloved Anthony Ivins, who was a a respected friend of the Indians. [1]
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City Center

City Hall
55 North Main
St. Ivins, UT 84738
Phone:435) 628-0606


Neighboring Communities

Leeds | Hurricane | Toquerville | Santa Clara | Gunlock | St George




Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Vital Records




  • 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, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.

Suggested Reading

  • Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area [2]


Sources and Footnotes

  1. History of the Town of Ivins, by Gubler, Myrtle L; 1914-1966, page 3-4).
  2. Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area WorldCat 263167913