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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. 818-819.

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South Sevier Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 818-819.[1]

  • Area of the County: South part of Sevier County, Utah
  • Headquarters in (town): Monroe, Utah

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Sevier County, and a small part of Piute County, Utah.


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.


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.

Obtain the Records

  • Records of this stake are contained in the wards records below.
  • For additional resources, see Church History Library.

Wards and Branches

The following named wards were grouped to comprise the South Sevier Stake: Annabella, Elsinore, Inverury, Joseph, Marysvale, Monroe North, Monroe South, and Sevier.

Annabella Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 23 [2]

Boundaries:

Annabella Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the Annabella Precinct, which includes that part of Sevier Valley that lies southeast of Richfield and northeast of Monroe, on the east side of the Sevier River. It includes the village of Annabella and the scattered settlers living north and south of the same. The village is six miles southeast of Richfield, six miles by nearest road across the mountains southwest of Glenwood, and six miles northeast of Monroe, the headquarters of the South Sevier Stake.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Annabella was made a part of the Inverury Ward.
  • 1885 - Annabella was organized into a ward on May 24, 1885.

Obtain the Records

Elsinore Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 223-224.[3]

Boundaries:

Elsinore Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the Elsinore Precinct and a small part of Monroe Precinct. Most of the people live in the town of Elsinore, while a few families reside on the opposite or south side of the Sevier River, and a few others on their farms east and west of the townsite. The village of Elsinore is pleasantly situated in a part of the Sevier Valley which slopes gently towards the south between the mountains on the north and the Sevier River on the south. The village is 4 1/2 miles northwest of Monroe, the South Sevier Stake headquarters, seven miles southwest of Richfield, the county seat of Sevier County, and 168 miles by nearest wagon road south of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Elsinore Branch was organized as a ward on July 15, 1877.

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Inverury Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 364.[4]

Boundaries:

Inverury Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the Central Precinct, including the village of Inverury, which is situated on a level stretch of country lying below the Richfield Canal, and west of the Sevier River, five miles south of Richfield and five miles north of Monroe.


History timeline

  • 1877 - The branch of Inverury was organized on February 6, 1877.
  • 1877 - Inverury Branch was organized as Inverury Ward on July 16, 1877.
  • 1885 - Annabella Ward was formed from part of Inverury Ward.

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Joseph Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 378.[5]

Boundaries:
Joseph Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Sevier Valley on the west side of the Sevier River. The center of the ward is the village of Joseph, which has a fine location about five miles from the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon, six miles by nearest road west of Monroe, the stake headquarters, and 14 miles southwest of Richfield, the county seat. The village lies on the so-called Joseph Flat, a fine fertile farming district

History timeline

  • 1872 - Joseph organized as a branch of the Monroe Ward.
  • 1877 - Joseph Ward was organized from the Joseph Branch on July 15, 1877.

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Marysvale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 480-481.[6]

Boundaries:

Marysvale Ward, South Sevier Stake, Piute County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Marysvale, which is situated on the Sevier River in a romantic little valley surrounded by lofty mountains, immediately east of Mt. Baldy. It is the terminus of the Marysvale branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, 16 miles by mountain road southwest of Monroe, the headquarters of the South Sevier Stake, and 28 miles by rail south of Richfield, the county seat. It is also 16 miles north of Junction, the county seat of Piute County. While Marysvale proper consists of a small nook in the mountains, the valley in which the settlement is situated is about ten miles long and from one to three miles wide, the Sevier River passing through it from southeast to northwest. The valley terminates in a canyon cutting through a range of mountains which separates Marysvale Valley from Sevier Valley.

History timeline

  • 1883 - Marysvale was organized into a branch on April 15, 1883.
  • 1895 - Marysvale Branch was organized into Marysvale Ward on March 24, 1895.
  • 1900 - Ward organization was discontinued.
  • 1916 - Marysvale Branch was again organized as Marysvale Ward.
  • 1920 - Marysvale Branch was organized again as a ward.

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Monroe Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 526.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Monroe North Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the north half of the city of Monroe, or all that part of said city lying north of Center St., which street runs east and west through the city.
  • Monroe South Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Monroe, with outlying districts. The ward extends north to Center St., which separates it from the Monroe North Ward. East and south the Monroe South Ward extends to the mountains and westward to the Sevier Ward.


History timeline

  • 1904 - Monroe was divided into two wards on April 24, 1904, the north half being organized as the Monroe North Ward and the south half as the Monroe South

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Sevier Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 788.[8]

Boundaries:

Sevier Ward, South Sevier Stake, Sevier County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered settlement near the junction of Clear Creek and Sevier River, occupying the extreme southwest end of Sevier Valley. The center of the ward, where the meeting house was built early in 1930, is about four miles southwest of Joseph, ten miles by nearest road southwest of Monroe, the headquarters of the stake, and 17 miles southwest of Richfield, the county seat.

History timeline

  • 1916 - A branch of the Joseph Ward was organized called the Cove Branch.
  • 1917 - The Cove Branch was organized as the Sevier Ward on December 23, 1917.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 818-819.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 23.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 223-224.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 364.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 378.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 480-481.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 526.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 788.

 

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