Corinne, Utah

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History

Street view of Corinne, 1869
Corinne, Utah or (Burg on the Bear) [1] is a small city in Box Elder County, Utah. It is listed as a railroad class 7 ghost town. During the building of the transcontinental railroad, it was a thriving railroad terminus. It was settled on 25 March 1869 by Mark A. Gilmore and friends with the intent of becoming a "gentile" community, trying to distinguish its self from the Mormon Communities surrounding it. [2] When different railways routes were changed, Corinne's population declined. This gives Corinne the classification of a ghost town, even though the residents are very much alive.
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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Corinne, Utah
  • Centennial history : Corinne Lodge no. 5 : November 25, 1873 - November 25, 1973 [3]
  • The origin of non-Mormon settlements in Utah, 1847-1896 [4] This source is a dissertation about the communities of Stockton, Corinne, and Park City. It gives details about the relationship between the different religions.
  • The rise and fall of Corinne [5] An unpublished history of Corinne, Utah. The research was done in 1925 with the author interviewed local residents. This has classified Corinne as a ghost town even though the residents are very much alive!

Location

Corinne is a small community west of Brigham City located in Box Elder County.

Maps

Neighboring Communities

Bear River City | Brigham City | Garland | Honeyville | Perry | Tremonton | Willard

City Offices

Corinne City
2420 N 4000 W
PO Box 118
Zip 84307
Phone: 435-744-5566
Fax: 435-744-3603

Cemeteries

Corinne Cemetery
4970 W. 2000 N.
Corinne, UT 84307

Church Records

Presbyterian

  • Records of the Session Minutes for the Presbyterian Church in Corinne, 1870-1897, are part of the collection of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia. The records have been microfilmed and a copy is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (microfilm 906168).

LDS

  • Record of members, 1914-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1914-1948 [7]

Methodist

  • Church Records [8] Includes alphabetical record of members, list of pastors, marriages 1893-1920, baptisms 1892-1925.

Genealogies and Biographies

  • Historical and genealogical register of indexes to Corrine, Utah newspapers 1869-1875 [9] The newspapers indexed were: The Utah Semi-Weekly Reporter, The Utah Reporter, The Corine Reporter, Daily Utah Reporter, Corinne Daily Journal, Corine Daily Reporter, Corinne Daily Mail.

Newspapers

Vital Records

Birth

  • Early births and deaths of Corinne City, Utah, 1894-1942 [11]

Marriages

Divorces

In the 1800's, lawyers Johnson and Underdunk started a slot machine divorce mill. Later these were deemed illegal and many court hours were spent trying to untangle 2000 Corinne cases. [12]

Death

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  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.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
Obituaries

Suggested Reading

  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [13]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [14]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [15]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478
  2. Corinne, the gentile capital of Utah FHL 979.242/C1 H2m
  3. Robert J Miller; Freemasons. Corinne Lodge, No. 5 (Corinne, Utah) Centennial history : Corinne Lodge no. 5 F. & .AM. [sic] : Corinne, Utah : November 25, 1873 - November 25, 1973 WorldCat 47815915
  4. The origin of non-Mormon settlements in Utah, 1847-1896 Film: FHL 1730829
  5. The rise and fall of Corinne WorldCat 20186687
  6. Sexton's records, Corinne City, Utah, ca 1895-ca 1905 Film: FHL 1035522 Item 8
  7. Record of members, 1914-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1914-1948 FHL 25681 Items 1-4
  8. ‘’Church Records’’ Methodist; Film FHL 1928102 Item 1
  9. Historical and genealogical register of indexes to Corrine, Utah newspapers 1869-1875 Book: FHL 979.242/C1 B32h
  10. Corinne daily reporter Films:FHL 1486715 FHL 1486716 WorldCat 13557667
  11. Early births and deaths of Corinne City, Utah, 1894-1942 Film: FHL 1035502 Item 8
  12. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478
  13. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  14. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  15. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294