Iron County, Utah Genealogy
The Iron County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1852, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
|Dates for major county records|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Utah Territory|
|Iron County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 31, 1850|
|Address|| Iron County Courthouse|
68 S 100 E
Parowan, UT 84761
|Named for: local iron mine|
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biographies
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 Church History
- 2.7 Churches and Religious Groups
- 2.8 Court Records
- 2.9 Directories
- 2.10 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 2.11 Funeral Homes
- 2.12 Gazetteers
- 2.13 Genealogy
- 2.14 Guardianship
- 2.15 History
- 2.16 Land and Property
- 2.17 Maps
- 2.18 Migration
- 2.19 Military
- 2.20 Native Races
- 2.21 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.22 Newspapers
- 2.23 Obituaries
- 2.24 Periodicals
- 2.25 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 2.26 Probate Records
- 2.27 Public Records
- 2.28 Religion and Religious Life
- 2.29 Resource Repositories
- 2.30 Schools
- 2.31 Social Life and Customs
- 2.32 Taxation
- 2.33 Vital Records
- 2.34 Voting Registers
- 3 Towns and Communities
- 4 References
Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 East P O Box 429
Parowan, Ut 84761
Formerly Little Salt Lake County, name changed to Iron 3 Dec 1850,
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887.
County recorder has land records from 1852.
Clerk District Court has divorce,
probate and court records. 
Iron County, Utah Genealogy was created in 1850 as an original county from Utah Territory
Neighboring CountiesIron County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Kane | Washington | Nevada county: Lincoln
Business Records and Commerce
- Business records and commerce(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Iron County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Iron County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
- "Burial Permits 1909-1962" and "Cemetery Record 1899-2001" are part of the FS digital collection Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.
The USGenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah:
- Kanarraville Cemetery (partial/ link not active)
- Modena Cemetery (partial/various dates) Modena, Iron Co., Utah
BillionGraves pages: Google map, headstone photos with transcriptions.
- Enoch Cemetery, Enoch
- Paragonah Cemetery, Paragonah
- Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan
- Summit City Cemetery, Parowan
Cedar City Cemetery
Address: 745 North Main, Cedar City, Utah 84720 Phone: 435-586-2950
BillionGraves Google map, headstone photos, searchable database
The 1850 , 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Iron County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.
See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
- 1850 (1851)
- 1910 See also Iron County, Utah Census, 1910 Ancestry.com ($)
The US GenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah contains various pages of the following three census: (you may need to scroll up or down depending what you are looking for)
- 1850 Census (transcribed information containing pages 18 - 23)
- 1860 Census you will find an Index of names, comments, Hamilton's Fort, Cedar City, Parowan, and Red Creek.
- 1870 Census you will find information on: Cedar City, Eagleville, Iron City, Paragoonah, Parowan, and Summit.
- Census - 1850(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Iron County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Census - 1880(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Iron County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Church History Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Iron County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Iron County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Iron County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s):Parowan Stake, Utah
Church units without place names:
Ethnic and Other Groups
Southern Utah Mortuary
Iron County was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City.
History Books and Articles
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Iron County, Parowan, Utah and Ceder City, Utah
Michael O. Leavitt was born and educated in Cedar City. Governor of Utah, administrator of the United States Environment Protection Agency and secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Land and Property
Early migration routes to and from Iron County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
Naturalization and Citizenship
Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.
Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.
Obituaries for residents may be found in:
Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.
It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).
Religion and Religious Life
Iron County Courthouse
The County Courthouse in its various departments has land records, marriage records, and tax records.
County seat: Parowan
Family History Centers
Societies and Social Groups
Social Life and Customs
search parent counties
1888-1938 - Western States Marriage Index. Includes Iron County 1888-1938.
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/ . 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.
Death Record Substitutes
Towns and Communities