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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 for this page:Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 425.

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Lehi Stake

Stake Boundaries as of about 1930's
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 425-426.[1]

  • Area of the County: Located in the northwest part of Utah County, Utah, including Cedar Valley.
  • Headquarters in: American Fork.
  • Boundaries of stake: It extends north to the mountains which separate Utah County from Salt Lake County, east to the Alpine Stake, south to the Utah Lake and the Tintic Stake, and west to the chain of mountains separating Cedar Valley from Rush Valley.

Lehi Stake of Zion, Utah Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Utah County, Utah, north of the Utah lake, with headquarters in American Fork.

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.

  • 1850 - With the exception of Provo, Lehi ranks among the oldest settlements in Utah Valley, Lehi was first settled in 1850.
  • 1851 - The Settlement was first called Evansville and organized as a ward in the spring of 1851.
  • 1903 - Dec. 20 the Lehi Ward was divided into four wards, Lehi 1st, Lehi 2nd, Lehi 3rd, and Lehi 4th.
  • 1928 - The Church authorities divided the said Alpine Stake into three stakes, namely, Alpine, Lehi and Timpanogos, which was done at a quarterly conference of the Alpine Stake held Sunday, July 1.
  • 1903 - Lehi Ward was divided into four wards, Lehi 1st Lehi 2nd,Lehi 3rd and Lehi 4th wards.

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

Cedar Valley, Lehi 1st, Lehi 2nd, Lehi 3rd, Lehi 4th, Lehi 5th and the Fairfield Branch.

Cedar Valley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 124.[2]

Boundaries: 

Located in the north end of Cedar Valley, extending north and south for 22 miles; it is seven miles wide. Cedar Valley comprises the west part of Utah County and is separated from the Utah Valley proper on the east by a low range of mountains, and from Rush Valley in Tooele County on the west by another low range of mountains.

History timeline

  • 1853 - In April 3, 1853, the saints who had located at Cedar Fort were organized into a ward called Cedar Fort Ward.

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Fairfield Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 240.[3]

Boundaries:

Fairfield Branch, Lehi Stake, Utah Co., Utah, is located in and near the village of Fairfield, which is situated in Cedar Valley about five miles south of Cedar Fort.

History timeline

  • 1858 - When the US Army moved into the Fairfield Mormon Settlement, there was a “Move" where nearly all the saints evacuated the place in favor of the soldiers.
  • 1861-1862 - The soldiers took their departure from Fairfield,and once again it became a little Mormon settlement (some of the settlers returning).
  • 1903 - Fairfield became a branch of the Cedar Valley Ward.

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Lehi Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 20-21.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Lehi 1st Ward - Is located in the southwest part of the city of Lehi. It is separated from the Lehi 2nd Ward on the north by a line running east and west half way between 3rd and 4th North streets. On the east it is bounded by 1st West St., which separates it from Lehi 5th Ward; southward it extends to Utah Lake and westward to the mountains separating Utah Valley from Cedar Valley.
  • Lehi 2nd Ward - Located in the central part of Lehi, Utah. It is separated from the Lehi 3rd and 4th wards on the north by irregular boundary lines, on the east by Lehi 4th Ward, on the south by a line running east and west between 3rd and 4th North streets, and on the west by the mountains which separate Utah Valley from Cedar Valley.
  • Lehi 3rd Ward - Located in the northwest part of the city of Lehi, Utah. Northward the ward extends to the mountains; eastward to the Lehi 4th Ward, or to an irrigation canal; south to the Lehi 2nd Ward or 6th North St., and west to the mountain chain which separates Utah Valley from Cedar Valley. The Lehi 3rd Ward meeting house, facing north and west, is situated on the corner of 9th North and 4th West streets, somewhat centrally in the ward.
  • Lehi 4th Ward - Located in the northeast part of the city of Lehi, Utah, and extends northward to the mountains; east to the Highland and American Fork 3rd wards in the Alpine Stake; south to a line running east and west between 3rd and 4th North streets or the Lehi 1st and 5th wards, and west to the Lehi 2nd and 3rd wards. The Lehi 4th Ward meeting house is situated on the corner of 5th East and 9th North streets, facing north and west.
  • Lehi 5th Ward - Is bounded on the north by the Lehi 2nd Ward, on the east by American Fork, on the south by Utah Lake, and on the west by the Lehi 1st Ward.

History timeline

  • 1903 - Lehi 1st Ward, at a quarterly conference of the Alpine Stake held in Lehi Dec. 20, 1903, Lehi was divided into four wards, namely, the Lehi lst Ward, Lehi 2nd Ward Lehi 2nd Ward with James H. Gardner as Bishop; Lehi 3rd Ward and Lehi 4th Ward. The Lehi 1st Ward chapel is the old meeting house, erected at an early day in Lehi.
  • 1920 - Lehi 5th Ward was organized Feb. 29, 1920, from the west part of the Lehi 1st Ward.
  • 1928 - In the Lehi 5th Ward, meetings and Sunday school sessions were held for several years in the Lehi Memorial Hall, but a modern meeting house was built in 1928, at a cost of about $40,000; this chapel stands on 1st North St. and 1st East St., facing south and east.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 425-426.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 124.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.240.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 20-21.

 

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