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  • Salt Lake County, Utah —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the Utah Territory [an original county].
    Established:  03-Mar-1850
    County Seat:  Salt Lake City, Utah

    County history - Salt Lake County is named in honor of the Great Salt Lake nearby. The county name was changed from Great Salt lake County to a shortened form, Salt lake County, 29-Jan-1868 .

    Salt Lake Courthouse

    Capitol history - After statehood came to Utah, there was no sudden rush to erect a capitol. The scars of forty years of strife were not sufficiently healed to permit unity to a degree that the people of Utah could work together toward the creation of their symbol of statehood, a state capitol.
             Although the Salt Lake City fathers, in 1888, donated approximately twenty acres of land on the north bench overlooking the city, a building was not erected thereon until 1916. Almost thirty years elapsed from the beginning steps to the final completion of Utah's magnificent capitol. It was a trying period for those who worked valiantly for the building."
    — courtesy Utah History to Go


    Utah State Capitol

    GHLL Salt Lake County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Salt Lake County, UT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cuban Genealogical Society / Salt Lake City, UT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sons of Utah Pioneers / Salt Lake City, UT)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Utah Jewish Genealogical Society / Salt Lake City, UT)
    8. US/UTGenWeb site - Salt Lake County Archives
    9. US/UTGenWeb - Salt Lake County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Salt Lake Valley Health Department Bureau of Vital Records, 610 S 200 E,
               Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Tooele County (west), Utah County (south), Wasatch County (southeast),
             Summit County (east), Morgan County (northeast), Davis County (north).

        Ghost Towns - Salt Lake County, Utah.
        Historical Research Center - Research Center of the Utah State Archives and Utah
             State History.
        Midvale Twp - Midvale City began as a center of mining and industry.
        Kindred Trails - Salt Lake County, Utah Genealogy & Family History Resources.

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    Census Information Salt Lake County):
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Salt Lake county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Sanpete County, Utah —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  03-Mar-1852
    County Seat:  Manti, Utah

    County history - Sanpete County is possibly named for a Ute Indian chief named Sanpitch, which was corrupted to Sanpete.

    Sanpete Courthouse
    GHLL Sanpete County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Home Town Locator.
    4. Genealogy Forum - Sanpete County, UT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/UTGenWeb site - Sanpete County Archives
    7. US/UTGenWeb - Sanpete County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Sanpete County Clerk, 160 North Main, Manti, UT 84642-1266.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Utah County (north), Carbon County (northeast), Emery County (east), Sevier
             County (south), Millard County (southwest), Juab County (northwest).

        Ghost Towns - Sanpete County, Utah.
        Kindred Trails - Sanpete County Utah Genealogy & Family History Resources.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Sanpete County, Utah Territory (1 page)

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Tooele County, Utah —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Utah Territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  03-Mar-1852
    County Seat:  Tooele City, Utah

    County history - Tooele County:  The territorial legislature first designated Tooele County initially called "Tuilla" in January 1850 with significantly different boundaries. It is thought that the name derives from a Native American chief, but controversy exists about whether such chief lived. Alternate explanations hypothesize that the name comes from "tu-wanda", the Goshute word for "bear", or from "tule", a Spanish word of Aztec origins meaning "bulrush". Tooele was one of the six original counties in Deseret, which would become Utah Territory.


    Tooele Courthouse
    GHLL Tooele County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tooele County, UT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Tooele County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 502
          Tooele, UT 84074-0502

    5. US/UTGenWeb site - Tooele County Archives
    6. US/UTGenWeb - Tooele County Genealogy & History
    7. Tooele County Vital Records - Tooele County Courthouse, 47 South Main, Tooele, UT 84074.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Box Elder County (north), Weber County (northeast touch), Davis County (east 1),
             Salt Lake County (east 2), Utah County (east 3), Juab County (south), White Pine
                County, Nevada
    (southwest), Elko County, Nevada (west).

        Ghost Towns - Tooele County, Utah.
        Kindred Trails - Tooele County, Utah Genealogy & Family History Resources.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Tooele County (Text: 1 page).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.



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