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[[Duncan's Retreat, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Duncan's Retreat]]{{·}}
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[[Enterprise, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Enterprise]] {{·}}
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[[Hebron, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Hebron]]{{·}}
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[[Hildale, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Hildale]]{{·}}
[[Hebron, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hebron]]{{·}}
[[Hurricane, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Hurricane]]{{·}}
[[Hildale, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hildale]]{{·}}
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[[La Verkin, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|La Verkin]]{{·}}
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[[La Verkin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|La Verkin]]{{·}}
[[Little Pinto, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Little Pinto]]{{·}}
[[Leeds, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Leeds]]{{·}}
[[New Harmony, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|New Harmony]]{{·}}
[[Little Pinto, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Little Pinto]]{{·}}
[[Pine Valley, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Pine Valley]]{{·}}
[[New Harmony, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|New Harmony]]{{·}}
[[Pintura, UtahLDS Wards and Branches|Pintura]]{{·}}
[[Pine Valley, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pine Valley]]{{·}}
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[[Washington, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Washington]]{{·}}

Revision as of 19:22, 21 November 2012

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Dates for major county records
1898-present 1885-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1856-present 1873-present
For earlier dates,try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Washington County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded March 3, 1853
County Seat St. George
Address 197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Website: www.washco.utah.gov
Named for: George Washington
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
197 East Tabernacle Street
St George, Ut 84770
Phone: 435-634-5712

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce records from 1878 probate and court records from 1874.
County recorder has land records. [1]

Parent Counties

Washington County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852) from unorganized territory. See also Utah Territory and Green River County

Neighboring Counties

Washington County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Iron | Kane | Arizona counties: Mohave | Nevada county: Lincoln
Washington CountyKane CountyIron CountyGarfield CountyMohave CountyClark CountyLincoln CountyWashington4.JPG


Bible Records


  • Biographies (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Business Records and Commerce


Dr. Craig's Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996): Washington County, Utah is the place to start Washington County cemetery searches.

Additional resources:

Individual Cemeteries:


The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Washington County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.

See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes. Also see the historical records at:FamilySearch 

  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

  • Church Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

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Washington County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Apple Valley  · Central  · Dammeron Valley · Duncan's Retreat · Enterprise  · Grafton · Gunlock · Hamblin · Harrisburg · Hebron · Hildale · Hurricane · Ivins · La Verkin · Leeds · Little Pinto · New Harmony · Pine Valley · Pintura · Rockville · Santa Clara · Silver Reef · Springdale · St. George · Toquerville · Veyo · Virgin · Washington ·


LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Hurricane Valley Mortuary[2]
140 North Main Street
Hurricane, UT
Phone:(435) 635-9922
Fax: 435-635-3200

Metcalf Mortuary[3]
288 West St George Blvd
St George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-673-4221
Toll Free Phone: 888-673-4221
Fax: 435-674-0209

Pine VIew Mortuary[4]
566 North Mall Dr
St. George , UT 84790
Phone: 435-986-4222
Fax: 435-986-4223

Spilsbury Mortuary[5]
110 South Bluff St
St George, UT 84770
Toll Free Phone: 888-673-2454
Fax: 435-673-0911



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.



Named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

A History of Washington County online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.

History Timeline

Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Washington County

Local Histories

Land and Property

       Recorders Office
       87 North 200 East STE 101
       St. George, UT 84770
       Phone: (435)634-5709


Google highway map of Washington County 2012


Early migration routes to and from Washington County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:


Native Races

Naturalization and Citizenship


Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.


Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:

USGenWeb Archives of Washington County, Utah contains the obituaries of 2004 - 2005


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.

It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).

Probate Records

Public Records

Resource Repositories


87 North 200 East, 3rd Floor
St. George, Utah 84770
p: (435) 634-5728
f: (435) 656-3003


County Clerk/Auditor

Washington County Utah
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Clerk/Auditor's phone (435) 634-5712

County Seat: St. George

Family History Centers




Social Life and Customs


Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Before 1852
Washington County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1852.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
No birth records were created for Washington County, Utah Genealogy by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898. In 1905, the State Department of Health assumed responsibility and required the counties to forward copies of the records to them.

Records open to the public
Birth records created more than 100 years ago State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. are open to the public.
Restricted records
Access to official birth records within 100 years is restricted to those who meet certain requirements. Order copies:
  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phone: (801) 538-6105. How to order online, by mail, or in person.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1960 at Utah Government Services, Division of Archives & Records Services. This is a free internet search, the minimum information needed is the name of the deceased. 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.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Washington County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities


Enterprise | Hildale | Hurricane | Ivins | La Verkin | Santa Clara | St. George | Washington


Apple Valley | Leeds | New Harmony | Pintura | Rockville | Springdale | Toquerville | Virgin

Unincorporated Communities

Central | Dammeron Valley | Gunlock | Pine Valley | Veyo

Ghost Towns

Duncan's Retreat | Grafton | Hamblin | Harrisburg | Hebron | Little Pinto | Silver Reef


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasington County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  5. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  6. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  9. "Washington County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Washington/, accessed 1 February 2012.
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