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'''Desert County, Utah''' was created 3 March 1852 as an original county of Utah Territory.<ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> She extended into present-day Nevada from the shore of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Salt_Lake Great Salt Lake] on the east to the western edge of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin Great Basin] in [[California]] at first between [[Weber County, Utah|Weber]] and [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele]] counties. Desert County was reduced in size to the current western [[Utah]] border by carving out three new counties: [[Carson County, Nevada|Carson]], [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]], and [[Saint Mary's County, Nevada|Saint Mary's County]] (now [[Nevada]]) on 5 January 1856.<ref>Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' (Ogden, Utah: Weber State College, 1981), 162-64. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7463447 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}.</ref> Desert County was extinguished 17 January 1862 and her remaining land was split between [[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder]] and [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele]] counties.<ref name="CCFU" />
 
  
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When '''Desert County, Utah Territory''' was created 3 March 1852<ref>Utah Territory Legislative Assembly, ''Acts, resolutions, and memorials, passed by the first annual, and special sessions, of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah, begun and held at Great Salt Lake City, on the 22nd day of September, A.D., 1851 (1852)'' (G.S.L. City, U.T.: Legislative Assembly, 1852), 162. [http://www.archive.org/details/actsresolutionsm00utah Internet Archive edition].</ref> <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 686. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D274 2002}}.</ref> <ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-92. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref> it extended into present-day [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] from the shore of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Salt_Lake Great Salt Lake] on the east to the western edge of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin Great Basin] in [[California, United States Genealogy|California]] between [[Weber County, Nevada Genealogy|Weber]] and [[Tooele County, Nevada Genealogy|Tooele]] counties in [[Utah Genealogy|Utah]] Territory.
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[[Image:{{UT1856}}]]On 5 January 1856 Desert County was reduced significantly, and former Desert County land in present-day [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] was used to form part of [[Carson County, Nevada Genealogy|Carson]], [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]], and [[Saint Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy|Saint Mary's]] counties.<ref name="AU">Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162-64. {{WorldCat|7463447|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}. Note: In several places Desert County is incorrectly spelled Deseret County in the text of ''Atlas of Utah''.</ref> Desert County was extinguished 17 January 1862 and her remaining land was split between [[Box Elder County, Utah Genealogy|Box Elder]] and [[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele]] counties.<ref name="CCFU" /> <br><br>
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For records of '''Desert County''' in what is present-day Nevada, see:
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:*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada State Archives]].
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:*[[Utah Archives and Libraries#Utah_State_Archives_and_Record_Service|Utah State Archives]] ''may'' have a few records from the Utah Territory Desert County courts and deeds.
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:Some records for old Desert County, Utah Territory ''may'' have been transferred to, or ''may'' have been re-recorded in the new counties formed from the old Desert County. See also:
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:*[[Carson County, Nevada]]
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:*[[Humboldt County, Nevada]]
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:*[[Saint Mary's County, Nevada]]
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For records of '''Desert County''' in what is present-day Utah, see:
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:*[[Box Elder County, Utah]]
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:*[[Tooele County, Utah]]
  
 
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When Desert County, Utah Territory was created 3 March 1852[1] [2] [3] [4] it extended into present-day Nevada from the shore of the Great Salt Lake on the east to the western edge of the Great Basin in California between Weber and Tooele counties in Utah Territory.

Utah Territory's old 1856 counties are named in orange. Present-day Nevada counties are outlined in white.

On 5 January 1856 Desert County was reduced significantly, and former Desert County land in present-day Nevada was used to form part of Carson, Humboldt, and Saint Mary's counties.[5] Desert County was extinguished 17 January 1862 and her remaining land was split between Box Elder and Tooele counties.[3]

For records of Desert County in what is present-day Nevada, see:

Some records for old Desert County, Utah Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in the new counties formed from the old Desert County. See also:

For records of Desert County in what is present-day Utah, see:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Utah Territory Legislative Assembly, Acts, resolutions, and memorials, passed by the first annual, and special sessions, of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah, begun and held at Great Salt Lake City, on the 22nd day of September, A.D., 1851 (1852) (G.S.L. City, U.T.: Legislative Assembly, 1852), 162. Internet Archive edition.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 686. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D274 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).
  4. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  5. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162-64. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a. Note: In several places Desert County is incorrectly spelled Deseret County in the text of Atlas of Utah.