Series 23618
Cedar City (Utah) Cemetery deeds

Dates: 1900-ongoing

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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

The Cedar City recorder keeps a record of cemetery deeds, more recently called certificates of burial rights(Compiled Laws of Utah 15-10-632x5, 632x6, 1907). Cemetery deeds convey ownership of cemetery plots from the city mayor to individuals. Each deed includes the date of creation and recording, describes the cemetery plot involved, names the recipient and verifies that payment was made. In addition to cemetery deeds the Cedar City books contain other related documents including deeds or assignments transferring burial rights from the original purchaser to someone else, and affidavits and letters discussing the owner's wishes regarding the cemetery plot.


For records created from 1900 to 1981, arrangement is chronological by date with subsequently created documents filed immediately after the original deed..

Cedar City recorder originally filed cemetery deeds consecutively as they were recorded and later numerically by certificate number. Immediately after each deed, the city recorder filed all subsequent documents pertaining to that cemetery plot, thus creating basically chronological books with numerous later inserts.

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

Cedar City cemetery deeds were microfilmed under the direction of Utah State Archives at Southern Utah University in March 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each cemetery deed book contains an index to the deeds recorded therein. The index provides names and a page or certificate numbers.

Indexing Terms

  • Cemeteries--Cedar City (Utah).
  • Burial--Cedar City (Utah).

Container List

1 Aug 1899-Dec 1936 (Book 1 to page 345)
2 May 1937-May 1942 (Book 1 continued)
2 Oct 1942-Jan 1956 (Book 2)
2 Apr 1956-Sep 1965 (Book 3)
2 Mar 1966-Sep 1974 (Book 4)
3 Sep 1974-Sep 1981 (Book 5)
3 Oct 1981-Jun 1983 (Book 6)
3 Jun 1983-Aug 1986 (Book 7)
3 Aug 1986-Aug 1989 (Book 8)
3 Sep 1989-Mar 1993 (Book 9)
3 Mar 1993-Oct 1994 (Book 10)
3 Oct 1994-Mar 1996 (Book 11)
3 Mar 1996-Feb 1997 (Book 12)
3 Feb 1997-Dec 1998 (Book 13)
4 Jan 1999-Sep 2000 (Book 14)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.