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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''St George, Utah'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''St George, Utah'''  
==History==
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In October, 1861, 309 families were sent to settle the St. George area by [http://lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?topic=facts&leader=2 Brigham Young] from Salt Lake City. Due to the warm climate their purpose was to raise crops of [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/COTTONMISSION.html cotton], grapes, and [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/398143/MULBERRY-TREES-STAND-AS-LEGACY-OF-ONCE-THRIVING-SILK-INDUSTRY.html mulberry bushes for silk]. This was to fill the need for these items created by the [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html Civil War]. Called "[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html Dixie]" for it's warm, southern location and the ability to have several harvests. Named after [http://www.utahsdixie.com/saint_george.html George Smith] who encouraged some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scurvy scurvy] plagued pioneers to eat raw potatoes for it's vitamin C. The cure worked making George the "[http://tomsdomain.com/travel/tours/grandstaircase/stgeorge.htm Potato Saint]" hence the name St. George.
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== History ==
{{Wikipedia|St. George, Utah}}
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*[http://wchsutah.org/towns/st-george.htm History of St. George]
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In October, 1861, 309 families were sent to settle the St. George area by [http://lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?topic=facts&leader=2 Brigham Young] from Salt Lake City. Due to the warm climate their purpose was to raise crops of [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/COTTONMISSION.html cotton], grapes, and [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/398143/MULBERRY-TREES-STAND-AS-LEGACY-OF-ONCE-THRIVING-SILK-INDUSTRY.html mulberry bushes for silk]. This was to fill the need for these items created by the [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html Civil War]. Called "[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700027493/St-George-failed-as-a-Western-cotton-capital.html Dixie]" for it's warm, southern location and the ability to have several harvests. Named after [http://www.utahsdixie.com/saint_george.html George Smith] who encouraged some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scurvy scurvy] plagued pioneers to eat raw potatoes for it's vitamin C. The cure worked making George the "[http://tomsdomain.com/travel/tours/grandstaircase/stgeorge.htm Potato Saint]" hence the name St. George. {{Wikipedia|St. George, Utah}}  
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*[http://wchsutah.org/towns/st-george.htm History of St. George]  
 
*[http://www.sgcity.org/aboutstgeorge/history.php St. George History]
 
*[http://www.sgcity.org/aboutstgeorge/history.php St. George History]
===County Court House===
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[[File:St George County Court House.jpg|right|350px]] [http://www.washco.utah.gov/justicecourt/ County Court House]<br>87 North 200 East<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>Phone: (435) 634-5728
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=== County Court House ===
===City Center===
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[http://www.sgcity.org/ St. George City] <br>175 East 200 North<br>St. George, Ut 84770<br>Phone: 435-627-4000
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[[Image:St George County Court House.jpg|right|350px]] [http://www.washco.utah.gov/justicecourt/ County Court House]<br>87 North 200 East<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>Phone: (435) 634-5728  
===Maps===
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*[http://wchsutah.org/maps/pioneer-st-george-map.pdf Pioneer Map of St. George]
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=== City Center ===
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/washington.htm 1895 Map of Washington County]
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[http://www.sgcity.org/ St. George City] <br>175 East 200 North<br>St. George, Ut 84770<br>Phone: 435-627-4000  
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=== Maps ===
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*[http://wchsutah.org/maps/pioneer-st-george-map.pdf Pioneer Map of St. George]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/washington.htm 1895 Map of Washington County]  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=st+george+utah&sort=Pub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Collections of Maps of St George Utah]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=st+george+utah&sort=Pub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Collections of Maps of St George Utah]
  
===Neighboring Communities===
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=== Neighboring Communities ===
Leeds | Hurricane | Toquerville | Santa Clara | Gunlock | [[Ivins, Utah|Ivins]] | Washington
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Leeds | Hurricane | Toquerville | Santa Clara | Gunlock | [[Ivins, Utah|Ivins]] | Washington  
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== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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*''Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake'' <ref>''Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake'' Book {{FHL|979.248/S1 D3p}}</ref>
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*''Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George'' <ref>Hafen, Arthur K.; ''Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George '' Film {{FHL|940042 Item 2}}</ref>
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*''Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869&nbsp;; histories &amp; pictures'' <ref>Barnum, Roberta Blake and Peine, Paul Russell; ''Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869 ; histories &amp; pictures''{{FHL|979.248/S1 H2}}</ref>
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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;St. George City Cemetery
  
==Resources==
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<br> 700 E. Tabernacle<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>Phone: (435) 634-5868 ‎
===Biographies===
 
*''Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake'' <ref>''Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake'' Book {{FHL|979.248/S1 D3p}}</ref>
 
*''Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George'' <ref>Hafen, Arthur K.; ''Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George '' Film {{FHL|940042 Item 2}}</ref>
 
*''Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869 ; histories & pictures'' <ref>Barnum, Roberta Blake and Peine, Paul Russell; ''Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869 ; histories & pictures''{{FHL|979.248/S1 H2}}</ref>
 
  
===Cemeteries ===
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Listing on [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107659 BillionGraves] of interments, with Google map,
===Church Records===
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====Catholic Church====
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;Tonaquint Cemetery
259 West 200 North<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>(435)673-2604 <br>
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1777 S. Dixie Drive <br> St. George, Utah 84770<br>Phone: (435) 627-4728
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147027 BillionGraves] page for this cemetery.
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;Shivwits Paiute Indian Cemetery
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West Old Highway 91, Utah 84738
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=== Church Records ===
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==== Catholic Church ====
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259 West 200 North<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>(435)673-2604 <br>  
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In 1951, Bishop Hunt of the Salt Lake City Diocese of the Catholic Church purchased the old Presbyterian Church and property. For several years, the small chapel in this structure was used for mass
  
In 1951, Bishop Hunt of the Salt Lake City Diocese of the Catholic Church purchased the old Presbyterian Church and property. For several years, the small chapel in this structure was used for mass
 
 
*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-catholic-church.htm History of the Catholic Church in St. George]
 
*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-catholic-church.htm History of the Catholic Church in St. George]
====LDS====
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*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-chapel.htm Old Churches]
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==== LDS ====
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*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-chapel.htm Old Churches]  
 
*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-tabernacle.htm St George Tabernacle History]
 
*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-tabernacle.htm St George Tabernacle History]
====Presbyterian Church====
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==== Presbyterian Church ====
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259 West 200 North<br>St. George, UT 84770  
 
259 West 200 North<br>St. George, UT 84770  
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*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-presbyterian-church.htm History of St. George Presbyterian Church]
 
*[http://wchsutah.org/churches/st-george-presbyterian-church.htm History of St. George Presbyterian Church]
  
===Historical Newspapers===
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=== Historical Newspapers ===
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Washington+County+News Washington County News] 1908 - 1923
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Washington+County+News Washington County News] 1908 - 1923  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=Utah&date1=1836&date2=1922&proxtext=st+george%2C+utah&x=0&y=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=20&searchType=basic Library of Congress Newspapers for St. George]
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=Utah&date1=1836&date2=1922&proxtext=st+george%2C+utah&x=0&y=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=20&searchType=basic Library of Congress Newspapers for St. George]
  
 
=== Societies, Museums and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies, Museums and Libraries  ===
*[http://dupstgeorge.org Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP), Washington County, Utah]<br>[http://wchsutah.org/dup/dup.htm Washington County DUP Companies and Camps]<br>145 East 100 North<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>Phone: (435)628-7274
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*[http://wchsutah.org/index.php Washington County Historical Society] <br>Post Office Box 404 <br>St. George, UT 84771<br>
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*[http://dupstgeorge.org Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP), Washington County, Utah]<br>[http://wchsutah.org/dup/dup.htm Washington County DUP Companies and Camps]<br>145 East 100 North<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>Phone: (435)628-7274  
*[http://www.zionpark.org Zion Natural History Association]<br>Springdale, UT 84767<br>Phone:(435)772-3265, (800)635-3959
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*[http://wchsutah.org/index.php Washington County Historical Society] <br>Post Office Box 404 <br>St. George, UT 84771<br>  
===Vital Records===
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*[http://www.zionpark.org Zion Natural History Association]<br>Springdale, UT 84767<br>Phone:(435)772-3265, (800)635-3959
====Birth====
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====Marriages====
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=== Vital Records ===
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==== Birth ====
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==== Marriages ====
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*Marriage information may be located at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Database] searchable by bride or groom.
 
*Marriage information may be located at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Database] searchable by bride or groom.
====Death====
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*[http://www.archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm Utah Department of Archives] 1903 to 50 years ago<br>Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.<br>Images of actual death certificates.
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==== Death ====
*'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ 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 [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index].
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==Suggested Reading==  
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*[http://www.archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm Utah Department of Archives] 1903 to 50 years ago<br>Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.<br>Images of actual death certificates.  
*''Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area'' <ref> Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; ''Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area'' {{Worldcat|263167913}}</ref>
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*'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ 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&nbsp;;the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index].
*''Under Dixie Sun" <ref> Washington County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers edited by Hazel Bradshaw and illustrated by Nellie Jenson; "Under Dixie Sun" {{WorldCat|13929074}} </ref>
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*''A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination'' <ref>
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== Suggested Reading ==
Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks; ''A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination'' {{WorldCat|35394589}}</ref>
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*''Toquerville&nbsp;: oasis in the desert&nbsp;; a history of Toquerville and the area'' <ref> Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; ''Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area'' {{Worldcat|263167913}}</ref>  
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*''Under Dixie Sun" <ref> Washington County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers edited by Hazel Bradshaw and illustrated by Nellie Jenson; "Under Dixie Sun" {{WorldCat|13929074}} </ref>''
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*''A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination'' <ref> Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks; ''A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination'' {{WorldCat|35394589}}</ref>  
 
*''Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1'' <ref>sketches by Jon Bowcutt and text by Mary Phoenix ''[http://wchsutah.org/documents/historical-buildings-vol1.htm Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1]'' </ref>Downloadable booklet
 
*''Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1'' <ref>sketches by Jon Bowcutt and text by Mary Phoenix ''[http://wchsutah.org/documents/historical-buildings-vol1.htm Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1]'' </ref>Downloadable booklet
  
==Websites==
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== Websites ==
*[http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/COTTONMISSION.html Dixie Cotton]
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*[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/398143/MULBERRY-TREES-STAND-AS-LEGACY-OF-ONCE-THRIVING-SILK-INDUSTRY.html Mulberry Bushes for Silk].
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*[http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/c/COTTONMISSION.html Dixie Cotton]  
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*[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.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://www.utahsdixie.com/saint_george.html George Smith]  
*[http://tomsdomain.com/travel/tours/grandstaircase/stgeorge.htm Potato Saint]
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*[http://tomsdomain.com/travel/tours/grandstaircase/stgeorge.htm Potato Saint]  
*[http://wchsutah.org/towns/st-george.htm History of St. George]
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*[http://wchsutah.org/towns/st-george.htm History of St. George]  
 
*[http://www.sgcity.org/aboutstgeorge/history.php St. George History]
 
*[http://www.sgcity.org/aboutstgeorge/history.php St. George History]
==Sources and Footnotes==
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== Sources and Footnotes ==
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Revision as of 18:31, 15 March 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Washington County Gotoarrow.png St George, Utah

History

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.
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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

Maps

Neighboring Communities

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

Resources

Biographies

  • Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake [1]
  • Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George [2]
  • Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869 ; histories & pictures [3]

Cemeteries

St. George City Cemetery


700 E. Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 634-5868 ‎

Listing on BillionGraves of interments, with Google map,

Tonaquint Cemetery

1777 S. Dixie Drive
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 627-4728

BillionGraves page for this cemetery.

Shivwits Paiute Indian Cemetery

West Old Highway 91, Utah 84738

Church Records

Catholic Church

259 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770
(435)673-2604

In 1951, Bishop Hunt of the Salt Lake City Diocese of the Catholic Church purchased the old Presbyterian Church and property. For several years, the small chapel in this structure was used for mass

LDS

Presbyterian Church

259 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Vital Records

Birth

Marriages

Death

  • 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 [4]
  • Under Dixie Sun" [5]
  • A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination [6]
  • Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1 [7]Downloadable booklet

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Personal histories High Priests, Third Ward, St. George West Stake Book FHL 979.248/S1 D3p
  2. Hafen, Arthur K.; Devoted empire builders, pioneers of St. George Film FHL 940042 Item 2
  3. Barnum, Roberta Blake and Peine, Paul Russell; Saint George, Utah, original pioneers December 1, 1861 - May 10, 1869 ; histories & picturesFHL 979.248/S1 H2
  4. Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area WorldCat 263167913
  5. Washington County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers edited by Hazel Bradshaw and illustrated by Nellie Jenson; "Under Dixie Sun" WorldCat 13929074
  6. Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks; A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination WorldCat 35394589
  7. sketches by Jon Bowcutt and text by Mary Phoenix Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1