Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3177

Washington County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record book

Dates: 1898-1908.

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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 corporations. The record book was kept as the official copy which was 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, amount of stock each shareholder receives, description of stock classes, number and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.

Under current Utah law and the laws of the territorial legislature, individuals desiring to incorporate were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of i with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Records

United Order incorporation records from Washington County (Utah). Probate Court, Series 3190, contains similar records for religious corporations

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain incorporations of Washington County filed since 1962.

Incorporation case files from Washington County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17893, contains incorporation case files for some of these same corporations.

Articles of incorporation record book (ecclesiastical corporations) from Washington County. Clerk of the County Court, Series 23602, contains similar records for religious corporations.

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

Incorporation Record Books were first scheduled as permanent in 1978. The record books were microfilmed in April 1990. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in May 1996. The hard copy of the volume was transferred to the Archives in January 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: an alphabetical name index appears at the beginning of the record book.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises--Washington County.
  • Corporations--Utah--Washington County.
  • Incorporation--Utah--Washington County.

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898-1908