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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. 923-924.

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 Wasatch Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 923-924.[1]

  • Area of the County:All of Wasatch County, UT
  • Headquarters in (town): Heber, UT
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Wasatch County, Utah, which is situated in the famous Provo Valley. The valley proper commences at the head of Provo Canyon, 19 miles northeast of Provo, and extends along the Provo River in a northeasterly direction for about 12 miles to a point where the valley narrows down to a mere canyon, about four miles above Heber City


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • Ecclesiastically these settlements originally belonged to and constituted a part of Utah Stake, Utah.
  • 1877 - On July 15th the Wasatch Stake was 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

Center, Charleston, Daniel, Heber 1st, Heber 2nd, Heber 3rd, Midway 1st, Midway 2nd, and Wallsburg.

Center Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 126.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the upper end of Provo Valley, or that part of said valley lying east of Heber City, including some scattered settlers living on Lake Creek. Until 1898 the ward also included the settlers on Daniels Creek. The majority of the settlers within the limits of the ward reside on Center Creek, where a small townsite consisting of six ten-acre blocks has been surveyed with eight lots in a block.

History timeline

  • 1860-1865 - Ecclesiastical affairs on Center Creek began.
  • 1877 - Wasatch Stake of Zion and Center Ward was organized.


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  Charleston Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 132.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Charleston, and those living in a scattered condition in its immediate neighborhood. The village of Charleston is situated on a level tract in Provo Valley near the left bank of the Provo River, five miles southwest of Heber City, and three miles south of Midway, on the opposite side of the river.

History timeline

  • 1863 - First presiding Elder at Charleston, acting under the direction of the bishop in Heber City.
  • 1877 - On July 15, Charleston was organized as a branch of the church.
  • 1930 - On Dec. 31st, Charleston Branch was organized as the Charleston Ward

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  Daniel Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 169.[4]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing on Daniels Creek and vicinity—a part of Provo Valley lying southeast of Heber City. Some of the families reside in Daniels Creek Canyon and others in the open valley, nearly all in a scattered condition.

History timeline

  • 1885 - Daniel Branch organized under the direction of the Center Ward.
  • 1898 - On Nov. 20th, Daniel Branch was separated from the Center Ward and organized into a ward

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   Heber Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., 328-329. [5]

Boundaries:

  • Heber East Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing east of Main St.
  • Heber West Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing west of Main St.
  • Heber 1st Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Heber City, or that part which lies east of Main St. and north of 1st South St.
  • Heber 2nd Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Heber City lying west of Main St. and north of 2nd South St. Northward the ward extends to the Summit Stake and westward to the Provo River.
  • Heber 3rd Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Heber City lying south of 1st South St. (east of Main St.) and south of 2nd South St. (west of Main St.).

History timeline

  • 1877 - July 15, Heber City was divided into two wards, Heber East and Heber West.
  • 1903 - Feb. 8, Heber City was divided into three wards, Heber 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wards.

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  Midway Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 501-502.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Midway Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., Utah, at the mouth of Snake Creek and White Pine Canyon, but mainly at two points subsequently named Midway and Mound City. The first of these was on Snake Creek, located 1 1/2 miles below or due north of the present Midway. Mound City, or the upper settlement, was situated on both sides of Snake Creek, immediately below the junction of that stream with White Pine Creek, or about two miles above the present Midway.
  • Midway 1st Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Midway, the street running north and south, east of the public square, being the boundary line between the two wards. .
  • Midway 2nd Ward, Wasatch Stake, Wasatch Co., consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the town of Midway, being separated from the Midway 1st Ward by the street running north and south, east of the public square.

History timeline

  • 1859-1860 - First Settlers on Snake Creek arrived and were organized into a branch untill 1877 until Midway Branch was organized as a regular bishop's ward.
  • 1877 - Midway Branch was organized as a regualr bishop's ward.
  • 1903 - Feb. 8, Midway Ward was divided into two wards, Midway 1st and Midway 2nd.

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   Wallsburg Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 919-920.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the agricultural town of Wallsburg, which is situated in the so-called Round Valley, 13 miles by road south of Heber, the county seat and stake headquarters, 25 miles northeast of Provo, and 60 miles by nearest road southeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1864 - Fall, first presiding Elder at Wallsburg.
  • 1877 - July 15, organized as a regular bishop's ward.

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 References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 923-924.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 126.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 132.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 169.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). 328-329.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 501-502.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 919-920.

 

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