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Wayne County, Utah

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Established in 1892, its name is of uncertain origin, there being two possibilities usually cited: For Wayne Robinson, whose father Willis E. Robinson served in the Utah State legislature or for American Revolutionary War Gen. Anthony Wayne.

The Green River, passing through the canyons of Canyonlands National Park, forms the eastern boundary. The San Rafael Desert occupies the center of the county. Thousand Lake Mountain and Boulder Mountain flank Rabbit Valley on the western end of the county, where beautiful forests contrast with the deserts to the east. The small population of the county is centered in Rabbit Valley.


Cities and Towns
Bicknell -- Loa -- Lyman -- Torrey -- Hanksville


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Obituaries are one of the most important resources used by researchers in tracing their family roots. Please
consider contributing any obituary information you may have by filling out the transmittal form
and submitting them here.
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Submit Your Headstone Transcriptions
Another source of genealogical information that is very useful are cemetery headstones. They provide key
data such as dates of birth, marriage information and dates of death.
To submit headstone information, please click here.












July 2013: CEMETERIES: Cemetery records for Loa Cemetery submitted by Richard Ramos.
February 2012: MARRIAGES: 1892-1895 marriages submitted by Sandy Denney.
BIRTHS: 1850-1875 submitted by Sandy Denney.
January 2012:
NEWS: Death Notices: Emma Taylor, Frank E. Edwards, Peter Steele and Lucinda Pendleton submitted by Marla Zwakman
MILITARY: WWII Army Enlistment Records submitted by Don Tharp.

Neighboring Counties

Emery County, Utah - (north-central & east)
Garfield County, Utah - (south)
Piute County, Utah - (west)
San Juan County, Utah - (east)
Sevier County, Utah - (north-west)

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