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| bgcolor="#ccff66" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1898-present  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created in 1850 as an original county from [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]]  
 
{{PAGENAME}} was created in 1850 as an original county from [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]]  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver]] | [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]] | [[Kane County, Utah|Kane]] | [[Washington County, Utah|Washington]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]]
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver]] | [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]] | [[Kane County, Utah|Kane]] | [[Washington County, Utah|Washington]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] {{Iron County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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{{FHL|Utah, Iron- Church History|subject|disp=Church History Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
 
{{FHL|Utah, Iron- Church History|subject|disp=Church History Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
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[http://www.sumortuary.com/locations Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 North 300 West<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Toll-Free: (888)586-4040<br> Phone: (435)586-4040 <br>Fax: (435)586-4343<br><br>15 East 100 North<br>Parowan, UT 84761<br>Phone: 435-586-4040<br> Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343  
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[http://www.sumortuary.com/locations Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 North 300 West<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Toll-Free: (888)586-4040<br> Phone: (435)586-4040 <br>Fax: (435)586-4343<br><br>15 East 100 North<br>Parowan, UT 84761<br>Phone: 435-586-4040<br> Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343  
  
[http://www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com/ Swindlehurst Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>2071North Main St.<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Phone: 435-867-5566<br>Fax: 435-867-5559
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[http://www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com/ Swindlehurst Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>2071North Main St.<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Phone: 435-867-5566<br>Fax: 435-867-5559  
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - History|subject|disp= Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - History|subject|disp= Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
Iron County&nbsp;was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City.&nbsp;<span style="display: none" id="1314223021132E">&nbsp;</span>  
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Iron County&nbsp;was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City.&nbsp;<span id="1314223021132E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>  
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Iron+County&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Iron,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Iron County] 2012
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[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Iron+County&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Iron,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Iron County] 2012  
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed in 1850 as Little Salt Lake County.''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed in 1850 as Little Salt Lake County.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Iron County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
 
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Iron County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
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:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Iron County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Iron County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Iron County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Iron County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Iron County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Iron County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
:*See also [[Iron County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
 
:*See also [[Iron County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
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:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83761.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 83761{{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}}  
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83761.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 83761{{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}}  
 
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485222|disp=FHL film 485222 item 2-4}} . Only first 6 entries have child's name. All other entries do not contain child's name in the records. (Census or church records will help.)  
 
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485222|disp=FHL film 485222 item 2-4}} . Only first 6 entries have child's name. All other entries do not contain child's name in the records. (Census or church records will help.)  
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:*[http://www.swuhealth.org/vital-records/birth-certificates Southwest Utah Public Health Department] Iron County, 260 DL Sargent Dr., Cedar City, UT 84720. Phone (435) 586-2437.
 
 
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:*[http://www.swuhealth.org/vital-records/birth-certificates Southwest Utah Public Health Department] Iron County, 260 DL Sargent Dr., Cedar City, UT 84720. Phone (435) 586-2437.
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Revision as of 18:14, 25 October 2012

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Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1850, 1856... 1851-present 1870-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Utah Territory
Iron County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Iron County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 31, 1850
County Seat Parowan
Courthouse
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Address Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 E
Parowan, UT 84761
Website: www.ironcounty.net
Named for: local iron mine[2]
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Contents

Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 East P O Box 429
Parowan, Ut 84761
Phone: 435-477-8341

Formerly Little Salt Lake County, name changed to Iron 3 Dec 1850,
County Clerk has marriagerecords from 1887; county recorder has
land records from 1852; Clerk District Court has divorce,
probate and court records[3]

Parent Counties

Iron County, Utah was created in 1850 as an original county from Utah Territory


Neighboring Counties

Iron County, Utah is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Kane | Washington | Nevada county: Lincoln
IronBeaverGarfieldKaneWashingtonLincolnIron4.JPG


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Iron County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site

The USGenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah:

  • Kanarraville Cemetery (partial/ link not active)

BillionGraves pages: Google map, headstone photos with transcriptions.

Cedar City Cemetery

Address: 745 North Main, Cedar City, Utah 84720 Phone: 435-586-2950

BillionGraves Google map, headstone photos, searchable database

Census

The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Iron 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.

  • 1850 (1851)
  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

The US GenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah contains various pages of the following three census: (you may need to scroll up or down depending what you are looking for)

  • 1850 Census (transcribed information containing  pages 18 - 23)
  • 1860 Census you will find an  Index of names, comments, Hamilton's Fort, Cedar City, Parowan, and Red Creek.
  • 1870 Census you will find information on: Cedar City, Eagleville, Iron City, Paragoonah, Parowan, and Summit.

Church History

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

Chur#Churches and Religious Groups

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cedar City
  • Cedar City 1
  • Cedar City 2
  • Cedar City 3
  • Cedar City 4
  • Cedar City 5
  • Cedar College
  • Enoch
  • Kannara
  • New Castle
  • Paragonah
  • Parowan
  • Parowan 1
  • Parowan 2
  • Parowan E.
  • Parowan W.
  • Summit

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Iron County Wards and Branches 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 Family History 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.

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Southern Utah Mortuary[4]
190 North 300 West
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Toll-Free: (888)586-4040
Phone: (435)586-4040
Fax: (435)586-4343

15 East 100 North
Parowan, UT 84761
Phone: 435-586-4040
Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040
Fax: 435-586-4343

Swindlehurst Funeral Home[5]
2071North Main St.
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-867-5566
Fax: 435-867-5559

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
 

Guardianship

History

Interesting Facts

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

Iron County was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City. 

History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Iron County, Parowan, Utah and Ceder City, Utah

  • 1776. Ancestors of present day Paiute Indians met the Dominguez-Escalante Expediton in this area. 
  • 1850. January 31. Iron County was created as an original county. [6]
  • 1851 January. First settlement at Parowan as “Iron Mission”.
  • 1851. Cedar City settled by Mormon pioneers.
  • 1858. Iron works closed, but mining continued.
  • 1900’s. Sheep and dairy industries well established.
  • 1923. Became tourist gateway with railroad connection to county.
  • 1933. Cedar Breaks National Monument established.
  • 1961. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded by Fred C. Adams.
  • 1964-1965. Brian Head Ski Resort opened for skiing.
Notable People

Michael O. Leavitt was born and educated in Cedar City. Governor of Utah, administrator of the United States Environment Protection Agency and secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Land and Property

Maps

Google highway map of Iron County 2012

Migration

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

Military

The USGenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah containes World War II, Army Enlistments, 1938 - 1946.

Native Races

Naturalization and Citizenship

  Newspapers

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.

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

Obituaries

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:

Periodicals

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

Religion and Religious Life

Resource Repositories

County Courthouse

   Welcome to Iron County, Utah - Official Website

Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 E
Parowan, UT 84761

The County Courthouse in its various departments has land records, marriage records, and tax records.

County seat: Parowan

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies and Social Groups

Schools

Social Life and Customs

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Iron County, Utah. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Before 1850
Iron County, Utah was formed in 1850 as Little Salt Lake County.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1850-1897
No birth records were created for Iron County, Utah by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
1898-present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[10] 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[11] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1898–1905 Series 83761 for Iron County, Utah by the Utah State Archives. (Free) Search by names of parents, as many entries do not give the child's name. Each entry includes date of birth, sex, residence, etc.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 485222 item 2-4 . Only first 6 entries have child's name. All other entries do not contain child's name in the records. (Census or church records will help.)
  • 1906-1910 online images for Iron County, Utah at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • Online Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941, a FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. (Index only, free). Created from the old IGI, this is a mix of some extracted records and submissions by patrons. Please realize it is not complete.
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.
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Marriage
1888-1938 - Western States Marriage Index. Includes Iron County 1888-1938.[12]
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed 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 death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iron County, Utah Page 687 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  5. Funeral Home &amp;amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. "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).
  8. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  10. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  11. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  12. "Iron County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Iron/, accessed 1 February 2012.