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Lehi is a city in northern Utah County, first settled as Lott Settlement and Evansville in 1850. It has grown from one ward in 1851 to 11 stakes in 2015.

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Church Units and Boundaries

Lehi, Utah LDS Wards and Branches:

  • Stakes: Utah Stake (1851-1901), Alpine Stake (1901-1928), Lehi Stake (1928-)
  • Lehi Ward (1851-1903): Lehi City and surrounding settlement, generally from the Utah County boundary on the North to Utah Lake on the South, American Fork Ward on the East (possibly along what is now 1800 East), and either the Jordan River or Cedar Pass on the West.
  • Lehi 1st Ward (1903) originally included the southern third of the city, from Utah Lake to 2nd North and from Jordan River to American Fork.[1] In 1920, when the 5th Ward was created, its eastern boundary became 1st West, the northern boundary moved to the center of the blocks between 3rd and 4th North, and the western boundary was extended to Cedar Pass.
  • Lehi 2nd Ward (1903) originally included the west-central portion of the city: south to 2nd North, west to the Jordan River, north to the Waste Ditch (near 6th North and 2nd West), and east to a line formed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad (near State Street) to 2nd East to 6th North to 4th East.[1] In 1920, when the 5th Ward was created, it appears that the southern boundary was moved to the center of the blocks between 3rd and 4th North.
  • Lehi North Branch/Lehi 3rd Ward (1893) included the area northwest of the city, north of the Waste Ditch (near 6th North and 2nd West) and west of Dry Creek.[1]
  • Lehi 4th Ward (1903) included the northeast portion of the city, east of a line formed by Dry Creek to the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad (near State Street) to 2nd East to 6th North to 4th East and North of 2nd North.[1] In 1920, when the 5th Ward was created, the southern boundary may have been moved north to between 3rd and 4th North streets.
  • Lehi 5th Ward (1920) included the southeast quarter of the city, from Utah Lake to between 3rd and 4th North streets, and from 1st West to American Fork 2nd Ward.

Obtain the Records

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.

History Timeline to 1941

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

  • 1850: Two nearby settlements are founded, Lott Settlement and Evansville.
  • 1851: Dry Creek Ward is organized as part of Utah Stake[2] at times it is also called "Lehi Branch." [3] By 1855, "Lehi Ward" is used fairly consistently.
  • 1 October 1893: The scattered settlers northwest of town are organized as the Lehi North Branch.
  • 13 January 1901: Lehi Ward is included in the newly organized Alpine Stake.
  • 20 December 1903: Lehi is divided into four wards, with the North Branch becoming the Lehi 3rd Ward.
  • 29 February 1920: The Lehi 5th Ward is divided from the 1st Ward.
  • 1 July 1928: The five Lehi wards are included in the newly created Lehi Stake.

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