Series 22251
Henry Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1883-1896

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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

Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. Mining records contain notices of location which provide the name of the claim, locators, location, legal description and the mining district; proof of labor registers which record the work performed at each mine annually by each worker; district by-laws; meeting minutes, and district officer election results. The Henry Mining District Recorder recorded mining operations in Sevier County, Utah.

Until the law changed in 1897, mining districts in Utah had the option of electing their own mining district recorder. Many of the large mining districts, including the Henry Mining District, chose to elect their own recorders while claims and other records within smaller mining districts or in unorganized areas were filed with the county recorder. The district recorder was created in 1883 and ended in 1897 when the law changed and the county recorder assumed sole responsibility for mining records (Laws of Utah, 1897, Chapter 36).



Related Records

Mining records from Sevier County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84249, contains mining records for the same mining district kept by the Sevier County Recorder.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

Mining records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1971. The mining records were filmed by the Utah State Archives in 1973. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in December 1999.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining districts--Sevier County (Utah).
  • Mines and mineral resources--Ownership--Sevier County (Utah).
  • Mining claims--Sevier County (Utah).

Container List

1 1883 Jul 25-1884 Jul 10

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