The repository Special Collections includes more than 350 books. Books pertain to the history of Morgan, its residents, and the history of the state of Utah. The collection also includes books on trappers, Native Americans, personal family histories, county history books and LDS Church History. These books are all cataloged on the library Follett System and searchable on the computer system. New acquisitions are obtained frequently.

Many of the books in the Special Collections are rare and out of print. The books are available for research only and can not be checked out.

Books available for purchase

Morgan County School Buildings

  • $10.00
  • 1989 Morgan County Historical Society
  • 155 pages 87 photographs Hardback
This book contains a brief history of the 15 settlements in the county and the school buildings that functioned there. Also included is a history of the consolidation of the school precincts into one district (1908) and the later 1936 consolidation of all schools buildings located centrally at Morgan City.

A History of Morgan County

  • $20.00
  • Utah Centennial County History Series
  • 455 pages Hardback cover published 1999
This history covers the period from when Morgan County was a pristine, uninhabited valley to one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Chapters are included for Trappers, Explorers, Settlers, Political History, Commercial Activities, Communications, Transportation, Religious Institutions, Schools, Public Health, Social Life in Morgan and Morgan County and the World.
The book explores the life of a pioneer and how the county has changed through the past 141 years. Lists are also included for all known county and city officials.

Pioneering Morgan County — a reprint of the soft cover 1947 book

  • $12.00
  • Compiled by Mary Chadwick
  • 44 pages
The book is often referred to as "The old brown history book." It was the first published history of Morgan County. Cost is $10.00 payable to the Friends of the Morgan County Historical Society.
These books are available for purchase at the Historical Office or the Library Desk. Books can be ordered through the mail and include a $4 shipping and handling fee. Send your request and check/money order to the Morgan County Historical Society P.O. Box 727, Morgan, Utah 84040

Our files include brief histories and historical information for many Morgan County related topics including:

County Government
Prominent residents

A microfilm reader is available in the repository room for viewing microfilm.

All of the known newspapers printed in Morgan City are available on microfilm. They span the era of 1910 to 2012. Some issues are missing from certain years. There are limited issues for the period of 1915 to 1935.

U.S. Census for the following years and counties
1860 – Davis, Weber and Box Elder
1870- Morgan, Millard, Piute, Rich, Rio Virgin, Kane, and Salt Lake
1880- Morgan, Cache, Davis, Emery, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute and Rich
1890- No reports are available for this year
1900- Morgan, Davis, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute and Rich
1910- Morgan, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, SanJuan and Salt Lake Counties
1920- Morgan
1930 -Morgan


Journals of Charles Turner, Early pioneer resident of Morgan.
Morgan County Commission Meeting Minutes 1862 – 2002
Morgan County School District meeting minutes 1880-1908(Few minutes Prior to 1908)
Morgan City Corporation Minutes 1868 - 1986
Motor vehicle registers 1909-1915

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