Series 23981
Iron County (Utah). County Recorder Miscellaneous records

Dates: 1897-1964.

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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

The Iron County recorder kept a set of miscellaneous record books in which he or she recorded a variety of documents. He or she began the first miscellaneous record book with court decrees and other documents relating to the proceedings of 5th District Court (Iron County), but thereafter recorded numerous mining records. Primarily these include notices of location and documents showing proof of annual labor, but they also include other documents such as mineral certificates and forfeiture notices. The county recorder later recorded location notices elsewhere, but continued to record proof of labor and notices of intent to hold a claim in the miscellaneous record books. He or she also used these books to record documents validating individual qualifications, such as medical and dental licenses, bishop's certificates and the official bonds of local office holders. The recorder recorded documents relating to debts or delinquent taxes, such as redemption certificates, tax sale and sheriff's sale certificates, and lien waivers. He or she recorded a few articles of incorporation and city ordinances, as well as many personal documents such as powers of attorney, affidavits of identity, affidavits of citizenship, and death certificates. Early books include declarations of homestead. Book six contains easements for the installation of telephone lines. The last three books (recorded after 1950) are almost exclusively mining records.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

Mining location notices from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6144, contain the bulk of mining location notices for Iron County.

Mining deeds from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23951, contain deeds relating to mining claims for which additional documents have been recorded in miscellaneous record books.

Mining location notices (placer claims) from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23952, contain additional notices of location for placer claims.

Mining deeds index from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23953, references some of the mining records recorded in miscellaneous record books.

Mining location notices indexes from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23954, provide reference to some documents recorded in miscellaneous record books.

Mining abstracts from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23955, provide reference to proof of labor and some other documents recorded in miscellaneous record books.

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.

Gaps in Series

Iron County miscellaneous record books contain no documents recorded between September 1956 and September 1960.

Processing Note

Iron County miscellaneous record books were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in June 1974 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index at the end of Miscellaneous Record Book 1 alphabetically identifies individuals referenced in the documents. Indexes at the beginning of Miscellaneous Record Books 3-9 alphabetically list both individuals and document types. Book 2 is not indexed.

Indexing Terms

  • Abstracts of title—Iron County (Utah).
  • Iron County (Utah)—Officials and employees—Records and correspondence.
  • Iron County (Utah)—Mining claims.

Container List

1 Jun 1897-Oct 1903 (Miscellaneous Book 1)
1 Oct 1903-Jul 1918 (Miscellaneous Book 2)
2 Aug 1917-Jun 1923 (Miscellaneous Book 3)
2 Jun 1923-Mar 1929 (Miscellaneous Book 4)
3 Jun 1929- Jun 1936 (Miscellaneous Book 5)
3 Jun 1936-Nov 1948 (Miscellaneous Book 6)
4 Jan 1949-Sep 1955 (Miscellaneous Book 7)
5 Sep 1955-Sep 1956 (Miscellaneous Book 8)
5 Sep 1960-Mar 1964 (Miscellaneous Book 9)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.