Kanab, Utah

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Template:Utah-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.pngUtah Gotoarrow.pngKane County Gotoarrow.png Kanab

Quick History


Kanab began in 1858 as a crude dugout built by the great Mormon frontiersman and Indian missionary Jacob Hamblin. Kanab is derived from an Indian word meaning “place of willows” [1] A fort was build by Mormon settlers in 1865 as a defense from the Indians and a base camp for travelers and explorers. A group of settlers from the abandoned Muddy River Mission in Nevada and a few families from the Cottonwood area of Salt Lake City lead by Levi Savage moved into the locale in 1870. [2] Citizens elected their first town president and town council in August of 1885.

Geographic location: Google



Kanab City Cemetery

  1. Utah Gravestone Photo Project
  2. Findagrave.com
  3. Kane County USGenWeb Project
  4. Department applications for excavation permits [3]
  5. Cemetery records of Kanab City Cemetery [4]

Church History and Records

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Kanab Stake [5]
    1. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907
  2. Kanab Ward [6]
    1. Record of members, 1870-1936
    2. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1935
  3. Kanab North Ward [7]
    1. Record of members, 1936-1948
    2. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1937-1948
  4. Kanab South Ward [8]
    1. Record of members, 1936-1948
    2. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1936-1948



  1. Kane County Standard [10]
  2. Southern Utah News [11]


  1. Kanab Utah
  2. Markers and Monuments; Jacob Hamblin & Kanab’s Fort Kanab
  3. "FHLC Book 979.251/K1 V3k" (Kanab, Utah : City of Kanab, 199-?).
  4. "FHLC Book 979.251/K1 V3j v. 1 and 2 (873918)"] (pub? : Esther B. Judd).
  5. "FHLC Film 27304" (Salt Lake City, Utah, GSU).
  6. "FHLC Film 26061" (Salt Lake City, Utah, GSU).
  7. "FHLC Film 26062" (Salt Lake City, Utah, GSU).
  8. "FHLC Film 26063" (Salt Lake City, Utah, GSU).
  9. "FHLC Book 979.251/K1 E6k" (Kanab, Utah : Kanab Heritage Council, 199-?).
  10. "Utah Digital Newspapers" (Salt Lake City, Utah : University of Utah).
  11. "FHLC Film 2405900-2405907" (Omniwest Corp : Marlin E. Brown).