Utah: Links to Digitized County Histories

Next on the list is one of my favorite states, not just for its family history resources, but also because I think it is the most beautiful of our states, with all its national parks.

Utah didn’t disappoint in the digitized books arena either. If you have Utah roots, FamilySearch should absolutely be your main resource for locating county histories.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

UTAH

STATE: A reader tipped me off to the Utah Centennial County Histories, available for free and to download for ALL Utah counties.

STATE – Tullidge’s histories, (volume 2): containing the history of all the northern, eastern, and western counties of Utah: also the counties of southern Idaho, Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1889. [Cache, Box Elder, Summit, Tooele, Davis, Morgan and Wasatch Counties]
STATEThe book of the pioneers: a record of those who arrived in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake during the year 1847; including names, ages, autographs and places of residence of all known survivors on July 24, 1897, “The year of jubilee!” compared and verified with official documents, Utah Semi-Centennial Commission, 1897. [FamilySearch Film 25543]
STATEUtah since statehood, historical and biographical, Volume 1, Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse & W. Brown Ewing, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago & Salt Lake City, 1919.
STATEUtah since statehood, historical and biographical, Volume 2, Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse & W. Brown Ewing, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago & Salt Lake City, 1919.
STATEUtah since statehood, historical and biographical, Volume 3, Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse & W. Brown Ewing, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago & Salt Lake City, 1919.
STATEUtah since statehood, historical and biographical, Volume 4, Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse & W. Brown Ewing, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago & Salt Lake City, 1919.
STATERepresentative women of Deseret, a book of biographical sketches to accompany the picture bearing the same title, Augusta Joyce Crocheron, J.C. Graham & Company, Salt Lake City, 1884.

BEAVER – Monuments to courage, a history of Beaver County, Aird G. Merkley, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Beaver County Company, Beaver, Utah, 1948.
BOX ELDER – Box Elder lore of the nineteeth century, Sons of Utah Pioneers, Box Elder Chapter, Brigham City, Utah, 1951.
BOX ELDERHistory of Box Elder County, Lydia Walker Forsgren, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Box Elder County Company, c1937.
BOX ELDERPioneer forts: 22 forts located – Ogden City, Weber, Davis & Box Elder Counties: including locations & histories of forts, shelters, Indians & trappers etc., Gordon Q. Jones, North Ogden, Utah, c2009.
BOX ELDERWillard – Box Elder, Utah biographies history, Volume 1, Willow Creek Camp, D.U.P., n.d.
BOX ELDERWillard – Box Elder, Utah biographies history, Volume 2, Willow Creek Camp, D.U.P., n.d.
CACHE – Early history of Cache County, Utah: January 1, 1923 to January 1, 1925, Merlin R. Hovey, typescript, 1948. [FamilySearch Film 25839]
CACHEHistory of Cache County, written by the patrons, pupils, and teachers of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades of the Cache County Schools, Utah State Agricultural College, Logan, Utah, 1955.
CACHERecollections of settling Cache Valley, manuscript, n.d.
CARBON – Centennial echoes from Carbon County, Thursey Jessen Reynolds, Carbon County Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1948.
DAGGETT – NONE
DAVISNONE
DUCHESNE – Early history of Duchesne County, Mildred Miles Dillman, Art City Publishing, Springville, Utah, 1948.
DUCHESNEFrom then until now: 75 years in Central Uintah Basin, Volume 1, n.d.
DUCHESNEHomesteads and Indian leases on the Lake Fork, William R. Evans, Stevenson’s Genealogical Center, Provo, Utah, 1983.
EMERY – Castle Valley: a history of Emery County, Stella McElprang, Emery County Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1949.
EMERYHistory of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah: with sketches of cities, towns and villages, chronology of important events, records of Indian wars, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens, W.H. Lever, Ogden, Utah, 1898.
EMERYHistory of Sanpete [and] Emery Counties, Utah 1898: every name index, Jane J. Cloward, n.d.
GARFIELD – Biographies and history of Garfield County Pioneers, Opal Miller, Panguitch, Utah {FamilySearch Film 1036960, Items 1-3]
GARFIELDJohns Valley, the way we saw it, Art City Publishing, Springville, Utah, 1971.
GRAND – NONE
IRON – History of Iron County Mission, Parowan, Utah, Luella Adams Dalton, n.d.
JUAB – NONE
KANE – History of Kane County, Elsie Chamberlain Carroll, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Kane County Company, 1960.
MILLARD – NONE
MORGAN – Pioneering Morgan County, A.W. Eperson, 1947.
PIUTE – Grass Valley history: including the communities of Box Creek, Burrville, Greenwich, Koosharem, Harlow Floyd Brown, Grass Valley History Committee, BYU Press, Provo, Utah, 2005.
RICH – A photo history of Bear Lake Valley, Jens Patrick Wilde, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Bear Lake County Company, Bear Lake Publishing, Montpelier, Idaho, 2005.
SALT LAKE – The history of Salt Lake City and its founders: incorporating a brief history of the pioneers of Utah, Edward W. Tullidge, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1886.
SALT LAKE – Tales of a triumphant people: a history of Salt Lake County, 1847-1900, Daughers of the Utah Pioneers, Stevens & Wallace Printers, Salt Lake City, 1947. [FamilySearch Film 973489]
SALT LAKEBiographical encyclopaedia, or, condensed biographical sketches of presiding officers, veterans, missionaries and other active men and women, in the Salt Lake Stake of Zion, alphabetically arranged, Andrew Jenson, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1888.
SAN JUANHistory of San Juan County, Albert Robison Lyman, Utah, 1918.
SANPETE
History of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah: with sketches of cities, towns and villages, chronology of important events, records of Indian wars, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens, W.H. Lever, Ogden, Utah, 1898.
SANPETE – History of Sanpete [and] Emery Counties, Utah 1898: every name index, Jane J. Cloward, n.d.
SANPETEThese, our fathers: a centennial history of Sanpete County, 1849 to 1947, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Sanpete County, Art City Publishing, Springville, Utah, 1947.
SEVIER – Our own Sevier: a comprehensive, centennial volume, Sevier County, 1865-1965, Irvin Leroy Warnock & Lexia Dastrup Warnock, Richfield, Utah, 1965.
SEVIER – Thru the years: Sevier County centennial history, Irvin Leroy Warnock, Sevier county Centennial Committee, 1947.
SUMMIT – Echoes of yesterday: Summit County centennial history, Marie Ross Peterson & Mary M. Pearson, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Summit County Chapmter, 1947.
TOOELE – An early history of Tooele, John Alexander Bevan, n.d. [FamilySearch Film 27378, Item 22]
UINTAH – Builders of Uintah: a centennial history of Uintah County, 1872 to 1947, Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Uintah County, Art City Publishing, Springville, Utah, 1947.
UTAH – Memories that live: Utah County centennial history, Emma Noakes Huff, Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Utah County, 1947.
WASATCH – How beautiful upon the mountains: a centennial history of Wasatch County, William James Mortimer, Wasatch County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1963.
WASATCH“Under Wasatch skies”: a history of Wasatch County, 1858-1900, Leslie Ray Shupe, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Deseret News Press, Salt Lake City, 1954.
WASHINGTON – Under Dixie sun: a history of Washington County by those who loved their forebears, Nellie Jenson, Washington County Chapter DUP, Panguitch, Utah, 1950.
WAYNE – Rainbow views: a history of Wayne County, Anne Snow, Wayne Cunty Chapter DUP, Art City, Springville, Utah, 1953.
WEBER – Ogden City and Weber County a historical sketch: transcribed from the original manuscript of Joseph Stanford, Ogden City, 1880, Joseph Stanford & John M. Belnap, Cheever Printing, Roy, Utah, 1968.
WEBERWeber County is worth knowing, William W. Terry, 1988.
WEBERWeber county yesterday, today & tomorrow, 1959.

2 thoughts on “Utah: Links to Digitized County Histories”

  1. I noticed you were missing histories for several Utah Counties. For Utah’s Centennial in 1996, a new history was published for every county. They were published between 1996-1999. They are all available online now free of charge. They can be searched or downloaded. See –
    https://history.utah.gov/utah-state-historical-society/utah-historical-quarterly/publications/
    Other free online publications for Utah can be found at: https://issuu.com/utah10/stacks/cf771881b9994f17ac48d6856f6d00f9

    Laurie

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