St. George, Utah
- 1 History
- 2 Resources
- 3 Suggested Reading
- 4 Websites
- 5 Sources and Footnotes
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.
County Court HouseCounty Court House
87 North 200 East
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 634-5728
St. George City
175 East 200 North
St. George, Ut 84770
- Pioneer Map of St. George
- 1895 Map of Washington County
- David Rumsey Collections of Maps of St George Utah
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- Washington County News 1908 - 1923
Societies, Museums and Libraries
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP), Washington County, Utah
Washington County DUP Companies and Camps
145 East 100 North
St. George, UT 84770
- Washington County Historical Society
Post Office Box 404
St. George, UT 84771
- Zion Natural History Association
Springdale, UT 84767
- Marriage information may be located at the Western States Marriage Database searchable by bride or groom.
- 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.
Sources and Footnotes
- Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area WorldCat 263167913
- "Under Dixie Sun"by Washington County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers edited by Hazel Bradshaw and illustrated by Nellie Jenson WorldCat 13929074