Sulphurdale, Beaver County, Utah Genealogy

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Quick History[edit | edit source]

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Sulphurdate is a mining class 6 ghost town in Beaver County. Exploring settlers discovered sulphur in the Cove Creek area of Beaver, Millard and Piute Counties. This was mined in an open pit exported and used for gun powder, sugar refining and medicines. The town was established in 1870. The sulpher company built 25 to 30 homes for the miners, teamsters and their families. For a while in 1918, the town was also known as Morrissey. Sulphurdale is home to a geothermal plant. By 1971 all that remained of the city was a company watchman and his family. [1]

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Location[edit | edit source]

Three miles south of Cove Fort.

  • GPS Location: 38°33′37″N 112°34′55″W

Maps[edit | edit source]

Time Line[edit | edit source]

  • 1870 Established
  • 1883 Processing plant built
  • 1890 Steady production, large population
  • 1918 Town known as Morrissey
  • 1965 Company owner dies and plant is shut down
  • 1971 Skeleton crew remains

Neighboring Communities[edit | edit source]

Cove Fort | Fillmore

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Beaver County, Utah Cemeteries

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historical Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Suggested Reading[edit | edit source]

  • A History of Beaver County [2]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [3]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [4]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  2. Bradley, Martha Sonntag; ‘’A History of Beaver County’’ WorldCat 41643473
  3. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  4. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg