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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. 631-632.

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Palmyra Stake

Stake Boundaries as of about 1930's
See Encyclopedic History..., p.631-632.[1]

  • Area of the County: East Central part of Utah County
  • Headquarters in: Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:

Palmyra Stake of Zion, consists of some of the settlements of Latter-day Saints in the east central part of Utah County, Utah, with headquarters in the city of Spanish Fork, which consists of five organized bishop’s wards. Beside Spanish Fork there are the Lake Shore, Leland, Palmyra and Salem wards. Palmyra Stake is an outgrowth of the Nebo Stake, which was an outgrowth of the original Utah Stake.

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 - At a quarterly conference of the Nebo Stake held Nov. 23, the Lake Shore, Leland, Palmyra, Salem, Spanish Fork 1st, Spanish Fork 2nd, Spanish Fork 3rd and Spanish Fork 4th wards were separated from the Nebo Stake, Utah and organized into a new stake called Palmyra.

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

Lake Shore, Leland, Palmyra, Salem, Spanish Fork 1,2,3,4,5,

Lake Shore Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 411.[2]

Boundaries:

Lake Shore Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the Lake Shore Precinct and school district in Utah County, Utah. It is a farming district bordered by the Utah Lake on the west and north, the Spanish Fork River on the east, and the Benjamin Ward on the south.

History timeline

  • 1880 - Organized as the Lake Shore Branch May 9.
  • 1886 - The Lake Shore Branch was organized into a regular bishop’s ward June 12.

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LeLand Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 427.[3]

Boundaries:

Leland Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah is an outgrowth of Spanish Fork and consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying southwest of Spanish Fork in Utah County, Utah. The center of the ward is the Leland school house, which is located on the county road, about half a mile south of the Spanish Fork River, or 2 1/2 miles by nearest road southwest of the Spanish Fork center.

History timeline

  • 1900 - Organize a new ward southwest of the city, which was done April 29, when that part of the Spanish Fork 2nd Ward, described elsewhere, was organized as the Leland Ward.


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Palmyra Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 632-633.[4]

Boundaries:

Palmyra Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah, is the second ward of that name organized by the Church. It consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying northwest of the city of Spanish Fork, and embraces the site of “old Palmyra,” which was founded on the Spanish Fork River in 1852.

History timeline

  • A few families of saints who had located west and northwest of Spanish Fork were organized into a branch of the Church called the Spanish Fork North Branch.
  • 1901 - This branch on Aug. 11, was organized as a ward named Palmyra.

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Salem Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 737.[5]

Boundaries:

Salem Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the saints residing in the village of Salem and vicinity. It embraces a fertile farming district lying between Spanish Fork and Payson, four miles southwest of Spanish Fork, and 15 miles southwest of Provo.

History timeline

  • 1851 - Salem was first settled in the spring of 1851 and called Pondtown. *1856 - The place, was permanently settled in 1856 and the next year a presiding Elder at Pondtown was appointed
  • 1877 - On June 4, Pondtown was organized into a ward called Salem.

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Spanish Fork Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 823-825.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Spanish Fork 1st Ward

Spanish Fork 1st Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Spanish Fork which is bounded on the north by 2nd North St., on the east by 4th East St., on the south by the limits of the city, and on the west by 1st East St.

  • Spanish Fork 2nd Ward

Spanish Fork 2nd Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah embraces all that part of Spanish Fork lying west of 1st East St. and south of 2nd North St., consisting of the southwest part of the city of Spanish Fork. It includes most of the business part of the city, the old Spanish Fork meeting house, the City Hall and many fine residences.

  • Spanish Fork 3rd Ward

Spanish Fork 3rd Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Spanish Fork, or all that part of the city lying west of 1st East St. and north of 2nd North St. The Spanish Fork 3rd Ward meeting house is located on the corner of Main and 6th North streets, facing north and east.

  • Spanish Fork 4th Ward

Spanish Fork 4th Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Spanish Fork, or all that part of the city lying east of 1st East St. and north of 2nd North St. It extends to Springville on the north and Mapleton on the east.

  • Spanish Fork 5th Ward

Spanish Fork 5th Ward, Palmyra Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme southeast part of the city of Spanish Fork, or all that part of said city lying east of 4th East St. and south of Second North St.; southward the ward extends to the Salem Ward, and east to the tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.

History timeline

  • 1891 - Until 1891 all the saints residing in Spanish Fork constituted only one ward, but as the inhabitants increased in number it was deemed advisable to divide the growing community of Spanish Fork into four bishop’s wards. The four wards created on this occasion were the Spanish Fork 1st Ward, the Spanish Fork 2nd Ward, the Spanish Fork 3rd Ward and the Spanish Fork 4th Ward.
  • 1929 - The Spanish Fork 5th Ward was organized April 21, from the east part of the Spanish Fork 1st Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 631-632.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 411.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 527.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.632-633.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.737.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.823-825.

 

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