Series 23602
Washington County. Clerk of the County Court Articles of incorporation record book (ecclesiastical corporations)

Dates: 1882-1887.

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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

This volume records copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Washington County Clerk by newly organized religious corporations, mainly LDS wards. Registers were kept as the official copy available for public use. The actual articles of incorporation record the following: names of the incorporators and their places of residence, the length of the corporation's duration, the pursuit of business agreed upon and method of conducting business, number and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.

Under the laws of the territorial legislature, religious bodies desiring to incorporate, were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk much as for-profit corporations did. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, terms for officers, etc., but did not need to specify sale of stock shares. The clerk in turn issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

Articles of incorporation record book from Washington County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 3177, contains similar records for religious corporations.

Custody History

Transferred from the Washington County Clerk's office to the Utah State Archives on January 11, 2001.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2013.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 1882-1887

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