Series 13118
Eureka (Utah) Justice Court criminal dockets

Dates: 1898-1942

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

These justice dockets document misdemeanor criminal cases heard by the justice of the peace. The dockets are books of pre-printed forms that provide space to record such information about each case as the name of the justice hearing the case, names of the plaintiff and defendant, a description of the complaint, date heard, a summary of the case, along with the decision and any penalty imposed, and the signature of the justice of peace. Common among the cases are charges involving disturbing the peace, fighting, public intoxication, illegal sale of liquor, and gambling.

Docket #8 includes a section for civil cases, dating from 1909-1910. This section would belong more appropriately with Series 13117, but it is physically part of this series.


Generally chronological by date of complaint filing.

Related Records

Justice Court civil dockets from Eureka (Utah), Series 13117, contain records of civil cases, a small portion of which were recorded in the a docket book in this series.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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.

Because this series starts with Docket #2, there was presumably at least one earlier docket created by the justice court. The current whereabouts of any earlier dockets is unknown.

Processing Note

The microfilm in this series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in December 2014.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each docket book, with the exception of dockets 6 and 7, contain name indexes at the beginning of the book.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    n/a 1 Docket #2; 1898 Jan-1899 May
    n/a 2 Docket #3; 1899 Jun-1900 Aug
    n/a 2 Docket #4; 1900 Aug-1902 Jul
    n/a 2 Docket #5; 1902 Jul-1904 Feb
    n/a 3 Docket #6; 1904 Mar-1905 Jul
    n/a 3 Docket #7; 1905 Aug-1907 Dec
    n/a 3 Docket #8 (pp. 1-119), criminal cases; 1907 Dec-1909 Sep
    n/a 3 Docket #8 (pp. 120-228), civil cases; 1909 Apr-1910 Sep
    n/a 3 Docket #8 (pp. 229-238), criminal cases; 1909 Sep-Nov
    n/a 4 Docket #9; 1909 Nov-1913 Mar
    n/a 5 Docket #10; 1913 Mar-1916 Apr
    n/a 5 Docket; 1916 May-1917 Jun
    n/a 6 Docket; 1917 Jun-1921 Mar
    n/a 6 Docket; 1921 Mar-1923 Sep
    n/a 7 Docket; 1923 Oct-1926 Mar
    n/a 7 Docket; 1926 Mar-1928 Sep
    n/a 8 Docket; 1928 Sep-1936 Aug
    n/a 8 Docket; 1936 Aug-1939 Jul
    n/a 8 Docket; 1939 Jul-1942 Mar

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