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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). p. 785-788.

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Sevier Stake

The Sevier Stake consists of eight bishop’s wards, viz.: Glenwood, Koosharem, Richfield 1st, Richfield 2nd, Richfield 3rd, Richfield 4th, Venice and Sigurd.


Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 785-788.[1]

  • Area of the County:West-central part, and also southeast part of Sevier County, and a small part of Piute County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in (town):Richfield, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west-central part, and also southeast part of Sevier County, and a small part of Piute County, Utah, with headquarters at Richfield, where there is a fine stake tabernacle and stake office building with accommodations for the stake presidency and the High Council of the stake, and where most of the stake conferences and other general gatherings convene.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • May 24, 1874 - The Sevier settlements were organized as the Sevier Stake of Zion.

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

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

Glenwood Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 288-289.[2]

Boundaries:

Glenwood Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Glenwood, and a few scattered settlers in the immediate neighborhood.

History timeline

  • 1870 - Glenwood Branch organized.
  • 1877 - Glenwood Branch was organized as the Glenwood Ward on July 13, 1877.


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Koosharem Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 407.[3]

Boundaries:

Koosharem Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the Koosharem and Burrville precincts of Sevier County and the Greenwich Precinct in Piute County, or in the upper or north end of Grass Valley. From the north end of said valley the ward extends southward about 17 miles to what is locally called the Narrows, a place where the lower hills come together from both sides of the valley and form a kind of canyon through which the road passes to the lower Grass Valley.

History timeline

  • 1874 - Settlers called by Pres. Joseph A. Young to settle in Grass Valley, where Koosharem now stands.
  • 1877 - Saints in Grass Valley were organized into Koosharem Ward in July, 1877.

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Richfield Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 702-704.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Richfield 1st Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Richfield, being separated from the 3rd and 4th wards on the north by a line running east and through the tier of blocks lying between 2nd and 3rd South streets; it extends east, south and west to the limits of the city of Richfield.
  • Richfield 2nd Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier Co., Utah, Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Richfield, extending to the city limits. On the east it extends to 2nd East St., (which separates it from the 3rd Ward), south by 1st North St., (which separates it from the 4th Ward), and west by the city limits, or the mountains.
  • Richfield 3rd Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of the city of Richfield. It extends south to the 1st Ward, and west to 2nd East St., which separates it from the 2nd and 3rd wards.
  • Richfield 4th Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of Richfield lying within the following boundaries: Commencing at the extreme west end of 1st North St., and running thence east to 2nd East St., thence south 3 1/2 blocks, thence west through the center of that tier of blocks lying between 2nd and 3rd South streets to the city limits on the west, thence north to the starting point, and including the families living west of 4th West Street.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Richfield Ward divided into Richfield 1st Ward and Richfield 2nd Ward on July 15, 1877.
  • 1894 - Richfield 1st and 2nd wards were amalgamated and organized as the Richfield Ward on May 20, 1894.
  • 1904 - Richfield was divided into three bishop’s wards, namely, Richfield 1st, Richfield 2nd and Richfield 3rd wards on January 17, 1904.
  • 1930 - Richfield 4th Ward organized on June 15, 1930.

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Sigurd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 794-795.[5]

Boundaries:

Sigurd Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier County, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing somewhat centrally in Sevier Valley, chiefly on the west side of the Sevier River, in a district of country lying northeast of Richfield and north of Glenwood. The ward embraces a farming district in which nearly all the people live in a scattered condition, but the center of the ward is seven miles northeast of Richfield, five miles northwest of Glenwood, about three miles northeast of Venice, and 1 1/2 miles south of the center of Vermillion. The Sigurd Ward extends north and south nearly three miles and east and west from mountain to mountain.

History timeline

  • 1895 - The Vermillion Ward was divided and the south part of Vermillion Ward was organized as the Sigurd Ward on February 22, 1895.

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Venice Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 910.[6]

Boundaries:

Venice Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district situated on both sides of the Sevier River northwest of Glenwood. The center of the ward is a village about three miles northwest of Glenwood and 6 miles northeast of Richfield, the stake headquarters.

History timeline

  • 1900 - Venice Ward, named after Venice in Italy, was organized on June 10, 1900from the Wallsville district, that received its name honoring the first settler in that part of the Sevier Valley, William Wall.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 785-788.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 288-289.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 407.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 702-704.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.910.

 

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