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The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) maintains this website as a service to the community. It is available to anyone with internet access. It provides a place to record information about the County's people, places, organizations, and activities and includes links to other such information elsewhere on the web.

If you are a first time visitor to this website, please take a moment to become familiar with the ways to find the information you want.
  • The various sections of the website can be accessed by clicking on the keywords appearing on the left edge of each page.
  • The "Subject Index" link on the left side of each page will take you to an alphabetical list of all the subjects on the website.
  • The "Search WCHS Site" will allow you to do a Google search of just the information on this website.
  • There are also handy links built into the text on each page. Please note that normal text is black. Clicking on blue text (changes to red when the cursor passes over it) will link to another related web page.
The site is constantly evolving and should get better over time. Initially, information may be incomplete or inaccurate. If you have information that should be included or corrections to the information already here, please contact us. There is a "Page Feedback" link on the left side of every webpage that you can click to provide comments about that page. Copies of old photographs, documents, and other historical data are solicited as well as references to relevant information elsewhere on the internet or in print. Please report any problems. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Funds for Washington County Historical Society activities and projects are raised by memberships and contributions from the community. All work is performed by volunteers. If you would like to help out, please contact us.

WCHS Nonprofit ID 87-0465878

Preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks Statue     JUANITA BROOKS PROJECT (Donations being solicited)

    The Washington County Historical Society has a project underway
    to honor Juanita Brooks with a life-size bronze statue adjacent to the
    old Dixie Academy Building in St. George. Juanita was one of the
    most influential historians to come out of Dixie. The statue will be
    donated to the City of St. George for preservation.

    For more information on this project, click here.


    The Washington County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Daughters of
    Utah Pioneers, the Sons of Utah Pioneers and Arts to Zion, has arranged with the
    City of St. George for the Old Pioneer Courthouse on St. George Boulevard to be
    opened for displays, tours, and events. For more information, click here.

    And while you are at it, check out the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum next door.


    The Washington County Historical Society is collecting stories about how the
    COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting the lives of the citizens of Washington County.
    This will become important and interesting history to us and to future generations
    when it is over and we can look back on what it was like while we were living it.
    For more information on this project and how to participate, click here.