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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.406.

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Kolob Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 406.[1]

  • Area of the County:Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Springville, Utah Co., Utah, the adjacent settlement of Mapleton and the saints residing in Spanish Fork and Clear Creek canyons up to the summit of the Wasatch Mountains.
  • Headquarters in:Springville, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake:Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Springville, Utah Co., Utah, the adjacent settlement of Mapleton and the saints residing in Spanish Fork and Clear Creek canyons up to the summit of the Wasatch Mountains.


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.

  • 1924 - The Utah Stake, Utah was divided, and the four Springville wards, the Mapleton Ward, and the Thistle and Soldier Summit branches were separated from the Utah Stake and organized as the Kolob Stake of Zion, on November 23.

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

Mapleton, Springville 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, and the branches of Soldier Summit and Thistle.

Mapleton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 474-475 .[2]

Boundaries:

Mapleton Ward, Kolob Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a fertile farming district locally known as the Union Bench or South Bench, lying immediately south and southeast of Springville, near the mouth of Maple Canyon, and adjacent to the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. The ward extends north and south about seven miles and east and west about three miles.

History timeline:

  • 1856 - Settlers opened a farm known as Union Farm, later called Union Branch. Due to maple trees growing in Maple Canyon, name of Mapleton was suggested.
  • 1888 - Mapleton Ward was organized into a separate ward, having previously belonged to Springville, on August 21.

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Springville Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 831.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Springville 1st Ward, Kolob Stake, Utah County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of Springville. It is separated from the 4th Ward on the north by 2nd South St., and extends to the mountains on the east and to Mapleton Ward on the south; west the ward extends to the 2nd Ward.
  • Springville 2nd Ward, Kolob Stake, Utah County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Springville. It extends north to the Springville 3rd Ward, east to the Springville 1st Ward, south to the Mapleton Ward, and west to the Utah Lake.
  • Springville 3rd Ward, Kolob Stake, Utah County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Springville. The ward extends northward to the mountains, or Provo; east to the Springville 4th Ward, south to the Springville 2nd Ward, and west to Utah Lake.
  • Springville 4th Ward, Kolob Stake, Utah County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Springville. It extends north and east to the mountains; is separated from the 1st Ward on the south by 2nd South St., and from the 3rd Ward on the west by 1st East St.

History timeline

  • 1892 - Springville was divided into four wards, namely, the Springville 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, on April 10.

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Soldier Summit Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 807-808.[4]

Boundaries:

Soldier Summit Branch, Kolob Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints who are mostly in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad at Soldier Summit, a station on said road located on the summit of the Wasatch Mountains, at an elevation of 7,440 feet. Soldier Summit is 44 miles southeast of Springville, and 33 miles northwest of Price, Carbon Co., Utah.

History timeline

  • 1921 - Soldier Summit Branch was organized on June 21.
  • 1927 - Soldier Summit Ward was organized on June 26, having previously been an independent branch.
  • 1930 - Soldier Summit Branch was organized when the Soldier Summit Ward was disorganized, in January.

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Thistle Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 873.[5]

Boundaries:

Thistle Branch, Kolob Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of a few Latter-day Saints residing at or near Thistle Station on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, which station is situated in Spanish Fork Canyon, at the point where Thistle Creek empties into the Spanish Fork River, 15 miles southeast of Springville and 65 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. It is also 32 miles north of Fairview, Sanpete Co., Utah.

History timeline

  • 1883 - Thistle Station came into existence when the D. & R. G. W. Railroad was built through Spanish Fork Canyon toward Salt Lake City.
  • 1890 - A branch road was commenced, and Thistle became a junction station in May.
  • 1898 - Thistle Branch was organized in May.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 406.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 474-475 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 831.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 807-808.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 873.

 

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