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Source for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 895.

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Uintah Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 895.[1]


  • Headquarters in (town): Vernal, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley, Uintah Co., Utah, and vicinity. The stake extends to Daggett County, Utah, on the north, to the Utah-Colorado boundary line on the east, to Green River on the south, and to the Roosevelt Stake, Utah on the West.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1886 - The stake was a part of Wasatch County, Utah, until 1880, and the Latter-day Saints who located in Ashley Valley originally belonged to Wasatch Stake. The jurisdiction of Wasatch Stake, Utah was continued until July 11, when the east part of the Wasatch Stake was partially organized as the Uintah Stake.
  • 1887 - At a special meeting held May 9, the Uintah Stake was more fully organized.

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

Ashley, Davis, Jensen (formerly Jensen), Lapoint, Maeser (formerly Mill), Naples (formerly Merrill),Tridell, Vernal 1st(formerly Ashley Center, Vernal 2nd.

Ashley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 32-33.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country comprising a farming district lying northeast of Vernal. The center of the ward is about three miles northeast of Vernal and the ward extends north to Daggett County, Utah, east to the Utah-Colorado boundary line, south to the Vernal 1st Ward and west to the Maeser Ward. It includes the site of the old town of Ashley, once the county seat, but as Vernal progressed the prosperity of Ashley diminished.

History timeline

  • 1915 - On Jan. 24, the Ashley and Union districts were severed from the Vernal 1st Ward and organized as the Ashley Ward

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Davis Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 175.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of Ashley Valley. North the ward extends to the Naples Ward, east to the Jensen Ward, south to Green River and west to the mountains.

History timeline

  • 1900 - Davis Ward is an outgrowth of Naples Ward. For some time the locality was known as the Pleasant View District, where a Sunday school was organized.
  • 1912 - On Dec. 17, the Davis Ward was organized.


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Jensen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 374-375.[4]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at and near the junction of Ashley Creek with Green River. It includes settlers living along Green River for about 4 1/2 miles; also families at the mouth of Brush Creek. The center of the ward (where the L. D. S. meeting house stands) is an elevation known as Burns’ Bench, about 2 1/2 miles northeast of the junction of Ashley Creek and Green River and about 15 miles southeast of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1885 - Aug. 23, Riverdale was organized as the Riverdale Branch.
  • 1887 - On May 9, the branch was organized as the Riverdale Ward.
  • 1894 - On Aug. 7, the Riverdale Ward was divided and the lower part of the same organized as the Jensen Ward and the north part of the Riverdale Ward was organized as the Merrill Ward..

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Lapoint Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 414.[5]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming settlement scattered along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, a brick structure erected in 1930, is about 18 miles southwest of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1905 - Lapoint, thus named from the southernmost point of a spur of the Uintah Range, was founded as one of the settlements on the Uintah Indian Reservation when that section of country was opened for settlers.
  • 1916 - On Sept. 10, the Lapoint Ward was organized from a part of the Liberty Ward.

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Maeser Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 459.[6]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ashley Valley lying west of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1880 - An Elder was appointed to preside over the saints in the upper end of Ashley Valley, which included the Mill District, and part of the later Glines Ward.
  • 1883 - The Mill Ward was organized.
  • 1910 - Some time previous to this the name of the Mill Ward had been changed to Maeser.

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Naples Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 560.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley.The Ward Meeting house, completed in 1904, is located about four miles southeast of the Center of Vernal.


History timeline

  • 1884 - Saints in the south part of Ashley Valley and the district became known as Merrill.
  • 1887 - The Merrill Ward was organized.
  • 1909 - Previous to this date the name Merrill Ward was changed to the Naples Ward.


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Tridell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 886.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying adjacent to the White Rocks River, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, is located about six miles northwest of Lapoint, 25 miles west of Vernal, the stake headquarters, and six miles south of the White Rock Indian Agency.

History timeline

  • 1905 - A district known as the Liberty District, and later as the Liberty Ward, came into existence in 1905, when the Uintah Indian Reservation was thrown open for settlement by white people.
  • 1912 - In 1912, that part of the Liberty Ward, which later included the Moffatt and Randlett wards, was transferred to the Glines Ward.
  • 1918 - In 1918 a post office was established in the Liberty District, called Tridell, and the name of the Liberty Ward was changed soon afterwards to Tridell.

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Vernal Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 912.[9]

Boundaries:

  • Vernal 1st Ward

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying north of Uintah Avenue and vicinity.

  • Vernal 2nd Ward

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying south of Uintah Avenue, and vicinity.


History timeline

  • 1909 - The Vernal 1st and 2nd Wards were organized Oct. 29, 1909.
  • 1915 - On Jan. 24, the area of Vernal 1st Ward was diminished by the organization of the northern part of the Vernal 1st Ward as the Ashley Ward, Ashley Creek being made the south boundary of the new ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 895.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 32-33.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 175.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 374-375.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 414.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 459.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 560.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 886.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 912.

 

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