Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Plat maps
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Scope and Content
Each Utah county recorder is responsible to prepare and keep current plat maps for all land within the county (Utah Code, Annotated, 1953, 17-21-21). These maps delineate property boundaries and show current property ownership. The Washington County recorder has drawn a separate map for each section within each township, and where detail required, separate maps for portions of sections and community blocks. More recent plat maps have been further broken down by community blocks and subdivisions. This series contains three complete sets of ownership plats. The first, called Old Ownership Plats, is not dated, but is calculated to reflect ownership as of 1962. The second is assumed to be current as of microfilming in 1974, and likewise the third in 1989. The 1974 and 1989 maps indicate the book and page number where a deed of acquisition was recorded. The 1989 maps include street names but not street addresses.
Chronological by filming year, thereunder by location.
Plat maps are arranged by location. Washington County is organized into six-mile-square townships, identified by distance and direction from the Salt Lake base line and meridian. Townships are identified in terms of range and township, with range being distance west of the Salt Lake meridian, and township being the distance south of the base line. Each township is divided into 36 sections. Washington County occupies townships 37-43 south, at a range of 10 to 20 west of the Salt Lake meridian. Plat maps are arranged numerically by range, thereunder, numerically by township, and thereunder numerically by section number. In the 1974 plats the recorder separated plats for the city of Saint George and put them at the beginning. He created separate maps for each block, arranging them sequentially according to plat letter, and thereunder numerically by block number. Thereafter, he began with range 10 and presented each section in sequence.
In the 1989 plats the recorder also began with Saint George, but then separated out several additional communities, arranging them in like manner according to plat then block number. Following these communities, the recorder created a plat map for each subdivision and arranged these alphabetically. He then followed with plats for each section, beginning with range 10 and continuing to range 20.
Official records from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7067, contain many of the deeds conveying property, although some deeds were also recorded in Washington County deed books.
Abstracts (sectional land) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 16432, chronologically document all legal transactions relating to sectional land and are also arranged according to location: range, township and section.
Abstracts (Saint George) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23554, chronologically document all legal transactions relating to land in Saint George and are also arranged according location: plat and block number.
Abstracts (towns) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23555, chronologically document all legal transactions relating to land in several Washington County communities and are also arranged according to location: plat and block number.
Leo Snow's maps from Washington County (Utah). County Surveyor, Series 23581, contain a wide variety of miscellaneous maps including additional plat maps and some original town surveys.
Official and subdivision maps from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23691, contain additional official maps of Washington county cities and subdivisions.
Abstracts (subdivisions) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23731, provide property ownership histories for subdivisions.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
Range 20 is missing from the 1989 filming.
Ownership plat maps were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in April 1974 and March 1989 and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in April 2001. Utah State Archives holds additional unprocessed plat maps microfilmed in 1992.
Other: The 1974 plat maps contain indexes at the beginning of each range identifying the location of surveys, subdivisions, town sites, developments, and etc. within that range. The 1989 filming includes a survey map at the beginning of each community, which identifies the location of plats and blocks.
- Real property--Maps--Washington County (Utah).
- Washington County (Utah)--Surveying.
|1||c 1962 (range 10-range 20)|
|2||1974 (City of Saint George; range 10-range 14)|
|3||1974 (range 15-range 20)|
|4||1989 (City of Saint George; Enterprise; Ivins; Hurricane; LaVerkin; Middleton; Pine Valley; Washington; Subdivisions: Almond Heights-Hidden Cove)|
|5||(1989) Subdivisions: Hills #1-Zionview; range 10-range 13, tshp 41, sec 24|
|6||1989 (range 13, township 41, sec 25-range 19)|