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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches around 1930's, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941).

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Contents

 Hyrum Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 351.[1]

  • Area of the County: South end
  • Headquarters in (town): Hyrum City, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:
    The Hyrum Stake of Zion consists (1930) of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south end of Cache County, Utah. It embraces ten organized bishop’s wards, namely, Avon, Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd, Hyrum 3rd, Mendon, Millville, Nibley, Paradise, Wellsville 1st and Wellsville 2nd.


History Timeline up to about 1930

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.

  • 1901 - Hyrum Stake was organized April 30, 1901, from the south part of Cache Stake, Utah.
  • 1901 - Soon after the organization of the Hyrum Stake, the stake was divided into three wards, namely, Hyrum 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards.
  • 1920 - Wellsville 1st and 2nd wards were formed by the division of the Wellsville Ward in 1920.
  • 1920 - Mount Sterling Ward, originally part of Hyrum Stake, was absorbed by Wellsville 2nd Ward when that ward was organized in 1920, and College Ward was transferred to the Logan Stake.

Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Avon, Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd, Hyrum 3rd, Mendon, Millville, Nibley, Paradise, Wellsville 1st and Wellsville 2nd.

Avon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 38-39.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Avon Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints occupying the extreme south end of Cache Valley, Utah, including the old townsite of Paradise and also scattered settlers residing along the east and south forks of Paradise Creek (also called Muddy Creek or Little Bear River). The center of the ward is about three miles southeast of Paradise, seven miles southeast of Hyrum, 14 miles south of Logan and 72 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1860 - The place was first settled in 1860 under the name of Paradise.
  • 1868 - On account of Indian troubles the settlers moved three miles down the creek and established the settlement now known as Paradise.
  • 1880 - A few returned later to the old site and these, with others who joined them about 1880, established a new settlement which for a time was called Mineral Point or South Paradise.
  • 1891 - On July 5, 1891, South Paradise was separated from the parent ward (Paradise Ward) and organized as the Avon Ward.

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 Hyrum Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 350-351.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Hyrum 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying south of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.
  • Hyrum 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Hyrum, or all that part of the city lying east of 2nd East St.
  • Hyrum 3rd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying north of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.

History timeline

  • 1901 - Soon after the organization of Hyrum Stake, in 1901, the Hyrum Ward was divided into three wards, namely, the Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd and Hyrum 3rd wards.

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Mendon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 488-489.[4]

Boundaries:
Mendon is located on the west side of Cache Valley, six miles north of Wellsville, eight miles west of Logan, the county seat, and 87 miles by rail north of Salt Lake City, Utah.

History timeline

  • 1857 - Mendon is a town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad.
  • 1859 - Permanently settled (Mendon) in 1859 when the first settlers built cabins in fort style as a protection against Indians.
  • 1859 - Dec. 19, 1859 a the Mendon Ward was organized.
  • 1872 - On Dec. 22, 1872, the Utah Northern Railroad was completed to Mendon.

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Millville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 510-511.[5]

Boundaries:
Millville Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Millville, a station on a branch of the Oregon Short Line and the Utah-Idaho Central railroads. Millville is situated in Cache Valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, four miles south of Logan, four miles northeast of Hyrum, nine miles northeast of Wellsville, and 66 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1855 - Cache Valley was known to trappers at an early day and so named because many of them “cached” their furs at different points there.
  • 1859 - In 1859 the actual settlement of this part of Cache Valley took place.
  • 1860 - Branch was organized.
  • 1901 - Millville belonged to Cache Stake of Zion until 1901, when it became part of the Hyrum Stake.
  • 1920 - In 1920 the area of Millville Ward was diminished by the organization of a new ward, named Nibley Ward.

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Nibley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 584.[6]

Boundaries:
Nibley Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of a farming community of Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition west of Millville.

History timeline

  • 1920 - Nibley Ward was organized Jan. 18, 1920, from that part of the Millville Ward lying on the east side of Blacksmith Fork River.

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Paradise Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 636.[7]

Boundaries:
Paradise Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah. Paradise is located on the east bank of the Muddy or Little Bear River in the south end of Cache Valley, five miles southeast of Hyrum, the stake headquarters, and 11 miles south of Logan, the county seat.

History timeline

  • 1860 - A settlement named Paradise was commenced in 1860 on the present site of Avon by a number of people who had formerly belonged to a branch of the Church in Shrewsbury, England.
  • 1861 - The new town of Paradise absorbed a site originally known as Petersburg.
  • 1867 - Location unsafe on account of Indian troubles, they moved about three miles north on to the more open flat in 1867.

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 Wellsville Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 935-936.[8]

Boundaries:

  • Wellsville is situated in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway southwest of Logan, eight miles south of Mendon, and 78 miles by nearest road north of Salt Lake City. Wellsville is in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway.
  • Wellsville 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of. Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and surrounding country district.
  • Wellsville 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and vicinity.

History timeline

  • 1859 - Wellsville 1st Ward, Cache Co., Utah, is a prosperous town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah Idaho Central Railroad.
  • 1859 - On Nov. 13, 1859, the saints at Maughan’s Fort were organized as the Wellsville Ward.
  • Wellsville is the first town founded in Cache Valley and was for some time the only settlement in Cache County.
  • 1875 - In 1875 a branch of the United Order was organized at Wellsville, which, among other achievements, established a boot and shoe factory.
  • 1901 - Wellsville belonged to Cache Stake, Utah until 1901, when it became a part of the Hyrum Stake.
  • 1920 - Wellsville Ward was divided July 18, 1920, into two wards, namely, Wellsville 1st Ward and Wellsville 2nd Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 351.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 38-39.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 350-351.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 488-489.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 510-511.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 584.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 636.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 935-936.

 

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