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*[http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/COTTONMISSION.html Dixie Cotton]
*[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/398143/MULBERRY-TREES-STAND-AS-LEGACY-OF-ONCE-THRIVING-SILK-INDUSTRY.html Mulberry Bushes for Silk].
*[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html Civil War and Utah's Dixie].
*[http://www.utahsdixie.com/saint_george.html George Smith]
*[http://tomsdomain.com/travel/tours/grandstaircase/stgeorge.htm Potato Saint]
*[http://wchsutah.org/towns/st-george.htm History of St. George]
*[http://www.sgcity.org/aboutstgeorge/history.php St. George History]
==Sources and Footnotes==
==Sources and Footnotes==
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United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Washington County Gotoarrow.png St George, Utah


In October, 1861, 309 families were sent to settle the St. George area by Brigham Young from Salt Lake City. Due to the warm climate their purpose was to raise crops of cotton, grapes, and mulberry bushes for silk. This was to fill the need for these items created by the Civil War. Called "Dixie" for it's warm, southern location and the ability to have several harvests. Named after George Smith who encouraged some scurvy plagued pioneers to eat raw potatoes for it's vitamin C. The cure worked making George the "Potato Saint" hence the name St. George.

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St. George, Utah

County Court House

St George County Court House.jpg
County Court House
87 North 200 East
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 634-5728

City Center

St. George City
175 East 200 North
St. George, Ut 84770
Phone: 435-627-4000


Neighboring Communities

Leeds | Hurricane | Toquerville | Santa Clara | Gunlock | Ivins | Washington




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 [1]
  • "Under Dixie Sun" [2]


Sources and Footnotes

  1. Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area WorldCat 263167913
  2. "Under Dixie Sun"by Washington County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers edited by Hazel Bradshaw and illustrated by Nellie Jenson WorldCat 13929074