Kane County, Utah Genealogy

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County Courthouse

76 North Main St.
Kanab, UT 84741

Quick History


Named for Col. Thomas L. Kane

Parent County

16 January 1864: Kane County was created from Washington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

When Kane County was created in 1864 the town of Toquerville was designated at the County seat. In 1883 the County seat was moved to Kanab and Toquerville was moved back into Washington County.

Record Loss


Populated Places




Alton | Big Water | Glendale | Orderville

Unincorporated communities

Duck Creek Village | Mount Carmel Junction

Ghost town


Neighboring Counties

Garfield | Iron | San Juan | Washington | Arizona counties: Coconino | Mohave




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  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930


Church History and Records

Court Records

Deeds and Land Records


Local Histories


Military History and Records


  • One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." Two newspapers from Kane County are included in this digital project, the Kane County Independent and the Kane County Standard. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Probate Records


Vital Records

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Record Search Pilot .  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.

Societies and Libraries


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].