Piute County, Utah

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The Piute County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1865, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.

Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1872-present no known records 1870, 1880... 1868-present 1869-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Parent counties
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Piute County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1865
County Seat Junction
Address Junction, UT
Named for: [1]
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Piute County Courthouse
550 North Main Street
P O Box 90
Junction, UT 84740
Phone: 435-557-2840

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1898, marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.[2]

Parent Counties

Piute County, Utah was created January 16, 1865 from Beaver

Boundary Changes

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Piute County, Utah.

Neighboring Counties

Piute County, Utah is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Sevier | [[Wayne County, Utah|Wayne
Piute CountySevier CountyEmery CountyWayne CountyMillard CountyBeaver CountyIron CountyGarfield CountyPiute4.JPG


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


  • "Marysvale Cemetery Records 1887-1978" and "Record of Junction Town Cemeteries 1881-2001" in included in the FS digital collection [[*Probate record books 1862-1896|Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001]].
  • Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Piute county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 


The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Piute 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.

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

Churches and Religious Groups

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

Stake(s): Garfield Stake, Utah  · South Sevier Stake, Utah

Places: Circleville · Junction · Kingston · Marysvale ·

Church units without place names: Greenwich · Pittsburg


Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
  • Genealogy(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.


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

The County was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.

A History of Piute County online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.

History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Piute County

  • 1864. Circleville was originally settled. Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy, spent childhood here.
  • 1865. Piute County was created with Junction as the county seat and was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.
  • 1890's -1910. Kimberly (now a ghost town) was originally settled as a mining town and is located high in Mill Canyon.  In the 1930's Kimberly had a minor rebirth.
  • 1905. Dixie Forest Reserve establish.
  • 1915-1930. Alunite (now a ghost town) located some 5 miles south of Marysvale, near the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon was a small but important mining town during World War I.

Land and Property


Google highway map of Piute County 2012



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:

UTGenWeb has started a free page on Piute County Obituaries.



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



Piute County Courthouse
550 N Main
Junction, UT 84740
Phone: 435-577-2840
FAX: 435-577-2433

County seat: Junction

Family History Centers


Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Piute 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 1865
Piute County, Utah was formed on 16 January 1865.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
 1865 - 1897
No birth records were created for Piute 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:
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[3] 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[4] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1898–1905 Series 19502  for Piute 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.
    • Originals, Series 19502 at Utah State Archives
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 497780 . There are names of children in the records about 50% of the time.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Piute 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.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at Family Search .  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. More information at Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

USGenWeb Archives, Piute County, Utah you will find the following three " Date of Deaths" or more like an obiturary for all three. 

  • Baldwin, Russel Jesse, Christianson, Ida Sorenson, and Christianson, Male Stillborn

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

Circleville Junction Marysvale
Greenwich Kingston Pittsburg


  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Piute County, Utah Page 687 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  4. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  5. "Piute County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Piute/, accessed 1 February 2012.