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Revision as of 20:00, 17 July 2012

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Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1892-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1892-present 1892-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Wayne County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 10, 1892
County Seat Loa
Courthouse
Address Loa, UT
Named for: [1]
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Contents

Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main Street
P O Box 189
Loa, UT 84747
Phone: 435-836-2731

County Clerk has some birth and death records 1898-1927
and marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1898;
County Recorder has land records from 1898[2]

Parent Counties

Wayne County, Utah was created Mar 10, 1892 from: Piute

Neighboring Counties

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Wayne County, Utah is surrounded by: Emery | Garfield | Grand | Piute | San Juan | Sevier





Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery Records -- Wayne County, Utah, by Genealogical Society of Utah. (FHL US/CAN Book #979.254, V3c)

Wayne county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site

Census

The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Wayne 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.

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, church records for Wayne 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 or Branch, can be located through the Library Catalog at FamilySearch 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.

  • Caineville
  • Fremont
  • Giles (Torrey)
  • Grover
  • Hanksville
  • Loa
  • Lyman
  • Teasdale
  • Thurber
  • Torrey
  • Wayne Stake

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Guardianship

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

"Grit Enough to Stick With It" Stories from Blue Valley, edited and introduced by Kent Davis & Kristen Rogers Utah Historical Quarterly Summer 2000 vol. 68 no 3 pg 223

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

Wayne County Histories

The Family History Library has two Wayne County histories in its collection in Salt Lake City, Utah which can be accessed by visiting the Library. These books may also be available through interlibrary loan.

A History of Wayne County, by Mariam B Murphy (a Utah Historical Society publication) 979.254 H2m. It can also be purchased at the County Clerk's office in Loa.

Rainbow Views: a History of Wayne County, by Anne Snow (a Daughters of Utah Pioneers publication) 979.254 H2s 1977.

Interesting Facts

Hanksville was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, who would hide out at Robbers Roost in the desert southeast of town.

History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Wayne County, Utah.

  • 1853-54. Fremont was named after the explorer John C. Fremont, who passed through on his last and near fatal winter expedition to the west. It lies along State Route 72 just northeast of the town of Loa.
  • 1879. A.K. Thurber, built the first house in Thurber.
  • 1880's. Torrey is established as a town by Mormon settlers, and initially known as Youngstown, after John Willard Young. Located on State Route 24 in, eight miles from Capitol Reef National Park.
  • 1881. More cattlemen settled along Fish Creek. These early settlers referred to their settlement as Carcass Creek (now Grover).
  • 1885 Hanksville took the name, after Ebenezer Hanks, who was the leader of the group of pioneers who established the small Mormon settlement.
  • 1887 The Mormon residents in Carcass Creek were organized into a congregation called the Carcass Creek Branch.
  • 1890s The growing town of Carcass Creek was granted a post office, and the name was changed to Grover in honor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
  • 1892 Wayne County was created 10 March 1892 from Piute County. Most of its towns were settled after 1880 because of the remote location and limited resources. County seat: Loa [3]
  • 1893 Lyman was originally known as East Loa and became a distinct place from Loa.The original townsite was changed to the present location at the advice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman and was named in honor of him.
  • 1897 The town of Thurber moved to a new location due to sandy soil and poor water conditions and became Bicknell, a town along State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States.
  • 1900 The first log school/church/community building was built in Grover.
  • 1914 Thomas W. Bicknell, a wealthy eastern author, historian, and Education Commissioner for Rhode Island, offered a thousand-volume library to any Utah town that would rename itself after him. The town of Grayson also wanted the library prize, so in a compromise in 1916, Grayson took the name of Blanding, Mr. Bicknell's wife's maiden name, as a tribute to her parents. The two towns split the library, each receiving 500 books.

Land and Property

Maps

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

Medical Records

Migration

Military

USGenWeb Archives Wayne County, Utah lists approximately 426 names of WWI draftees from 1917 to 1918 and approximately 149 names of WWII Army enlistments.

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.

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

Poor and Welfare Records

Probate Records

Public Records

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main St., Loa, UT 84747

Wayne County Courthouse
18 S. Main, Box 189
Loa, Utah 84747
435-836-2765

Wayne County website

Family History Centers
Libraries

Wayne County Bookmobile Library
79 North 100 West
Bicknell UT, 84715, Wayne County
Phone: 435-425-3170
The bookmobile apears to be the closest thing to a public library for Wayne County. It makes thirty-three stops in three counties (Sevier, Juab and Wayne), serving thirty communities and six schools. There are over 6,000 books on the bookmobile. It is not known what genealogy holdings the bookmobile has.

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Record 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.

Utah State Burial Index

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

Incorporated Places

Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey 

Unincorporated places

Caineville, Fremont, Fruita, Grover, Notom, Teasdale

Ghost Towns

Fruita, Giles

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Utah Page 688 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. "Wayne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne/, accessed 1 February 2012.