Washington County, Utah Genealogy

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This article is about a county in southwestern part of Utah. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation).

Washington County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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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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Washington County Courthouse

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

Quick Facts

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


Parent County

3 March 1852: Washington County was created from unorganized territory. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss



Populated Places


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

Neighboring Counties

Iron | Kane | Mohave County, Arizona | Lincoln County, Nevada



Washington county cemetery website

St. George City Cemetery Information 

Central City Cemetery

Veyo Cemetery

Pine Valley Cemetery

Utah State Cemetery Index


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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Central
  • Enterprise
  • Grafton
  • Gunlock
  • Hebron
  • Hurricane
  • Hurricane N.
  • Hurricane S.
  • Ivins
  • La Verkin
  • Leeds
  • New Harmoney
  • Pine Valley
  • Pinto
  • Price
  • Rockville
  • St. George
  • St. George 1 (old)
  • St. George 1 (new)
  • St. George 2 (old)
  • St. George 2 (new)
  • St. George 3 (old)
  • St. George 3 (new)
  • St. George 4 (old)
  • St. George 4 (new)
  • St. George 5
  • St. George 6
  • St. George E.
  • St. George W.
  • Santa Clara
  • Springdale
  • Toquerville
  • Veyo
  • Virgin
  • Washington
    • Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Washington County can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


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




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




One major resouce for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's digitalnewspapers.org/  project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." One newspaper from Washington County are included in this digital project, the Washington County News. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Spectrum Newspaper www.thespectrum.com



Vital Records

Western States Marriage Index.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed with the Historial Records at  https://www.familysearch.org/  .  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.

Utah State Burial Index for deaths prior to 1904.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. "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).
  3. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).