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Wayne County, Utah

Wayne County

Wayne County was established on March 10, 1892 from Piute County. The county was named in honor of Wayne Robinson, the son of Utah state legislator Willis Robinson, who was killed by a horse while both men traveled to a legislative session.

Currently the Wayne County Seat is situated in Loa plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Wayne County are Emery County (northeast), Garfield County (south), Piute County (west), San Juan County (east), Sevier County.

Cities and towns found in Wayne County consists of Bicknell, Caineville, Fremont, Grover, Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Teasdale, Torrey.

Wayne County vital records can be found at the Utah Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Utah for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Wayne County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Utah Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Beaver County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. You'll find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Wayne County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Wayne County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Wayne County Courthouse and Government Records

Wayne County Courthouse

Researchers frequently fail to notice the advantages of Wayne County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Utah courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of the many Utah men and women. The chances are great that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth document of at least several aspects of their lives in the Wayne County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

The below facts indicates whatever marriage, birth, death, land, wills, and court records can be found in Wayne County. The dates stated listed below are considered the first widely known documents in this county.

You should get in touch with the clerk's dept to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of occasionally changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the research.
  • Wayne County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 18 S Main St, Loa, UT 84747
    • Phone: (435) 836-1301
  • Wayne County Clerk responsibilities are to conduct Countywide elections, issue marriage licenses, issue business licenses for the unincorporated county,
  • Wayne County Recorder duties include Record, store and retrieve land documents in the public record; Assist the public in locating real property parcels on ownership plats; Assist the public in locating records; Record Military Discharges and provide certified copies of these documents at no charge; Sell copies of documents and plats to the public
    • Land Records: 1892
  • Wayne County Clerk of District Court duties services include Divorce, Protective Orders, Guardianship and other civil matters.
    • Probate Records: 1892
    • Court Records: 1892  

Wayne County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Wayne County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Wayne County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Wayne Co. UT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wayne Co. UT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wayne Co. UT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wayne Co. UT Census Records

Wayne Co. UT Cemeteries & Church Records

Wayne Co. UT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wayne Co. UT General and History Websites

Wayne Co. UT Immigration & Naturalization

Wayne Co. UT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wayne Co. UT Military Records

Wayne Co. UT Schools & Directories

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