Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 19511

Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Cemetery deeds

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Dates: 1907-1960.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

In compliance with legislation passed in 1905 (Utah Code, 1953, 8-3-2) the Washington County recorder kept a record of cemetery deeds or burial rights. Cemetery deeds transferred ownership of burial plots in Saint George City Cemetery and the Cemetery of the City of Hurricane from the city of Saint George or the city of Hurricane to individuals. Each deed includes a legal description of the plot and proof of payment.



The cemetery deeds are arranged chronologically according to the date recorded. Sometimes considerable time elapsed between the date issued and the date recorded.

Research Note

The county recorder typed a complete transcript of Cemetery Deed Book 1 at the end of the entries she made in Cemetery Deed Book 2. Also, the recorder used the second half of Cemetery Deed Book 2 to record public welfare lien agreements and releases.

Related Records

Official records from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7067, contain cemetery deeds recorded after 1960.

Miscellaneous records index from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23468, provides an additional index to cemetery deeds.

Fee and entry books from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82622, contain documents

Grantee indexes from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82703, provide an additional index to cemetery deeds.

Grantor indexes from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82704, provide an additional index to cemetery deeds.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public: UCA 17-21-19 and 63G-2-301(1)(g) (2008).

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Washington County cemetery deed books were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in September 1973 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index at the beginning of the Book 2 provides page numbers for both cemetery deeds and lien records. For references to Book 1, both original and transcribed page numbers are given.

Indexing Terms

  • Cemeteries--Recording--Saint George (Utah).
  • Cemeteries--Recording--Hurricane (Utah).
  • Cemeteries--Recording--Washington County (Utah).

Container List

1 1907-1944; Cemetery Deed Book 1
1 1944-1960; Cemetery Deed Book 2
1 1907-1944; Typed transcript of Deed Book 1
1 1958-1967; lien records, series 84264