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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 used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.972-973.

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Zion Park Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 972-973.[1]

  • Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Washington County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Hurricane, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake:


Northward the stake is bounded by the Parowan Stake, and eastward by the Kanab Stake. South the stake extends to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona, and west to the Saint George 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.

  • 1877 - St. George Stake was organized on April 7.
  • 1877 - Kanab Stake, Utah was organized on April 18.
  • 1929 - St. George Stake was divided into an eastern part and a western part, the western part to continue as the St. George Stake, Utah and the eastern part organized as the Zion Park Stake.


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 ward records below.
  • For additional resources, see Church History Library.

Wards and Branches

Hurricane North, Hurricane South, LaVerkin, Rockville, Springdale, Toquerville and Virgin. Also Shonesburg Branch, Utah and Cane Beds Branch in northern Arizona were included.


Cane Beds Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 114 .[2]

Boundaries:

Cane Beds Branch, Zion Park Stake, Coconino Co., Arizona consists of about half a dozen families of saints residing in a scattered condition on the flats or highlands south of the Rio Virgen, about 30 miles southeast of Rockville, and about 15 miles northwest of Pipe Springs, Ariz.



History timeline

  • 1930 - Cane Beds Branch in existence with a presiding elder on December 31.

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Hurricane Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 349 .[3]

Boundaries:

  • Hurricane North Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Hurricane
  • Hurricane South Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Hurricane


History timeline

  • 1928 - Hurricane Ward was divided into Hurricane North Ward and Hurricane South Ward.

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La Verkin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 418-419.[4]

Boundaries:

La Verkin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the snug little town of La Verkin, which is situated on the north side of the Rio Virgen, opposite Hurricane. It is a town with pleasant homes, situated about two miles northeast of Hurricane, nine miles southeast of Toquerville and 20 miles, by nearest road, northeast of St. George.

History timeline

  • 1900 - First families moved onto the townsite of La Verkin.
  • 1904 - La Verkin Ward was organized on June 23.

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Rockville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 717.[5]

Boundaries:

Rockville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Rockville, and also in the village of Shonesburg. Rockville is situated in the narrow Rio Virgen Valley on the north banks of said stream. The farming land belonging to the settlement consists of narrow strips on both sides of the river, where the valley is scarcely a mile wide. The gardens and farms of Rockville are irrigated from the Rio Virgen and its north fork. Rockville is 10 miles up the Rio Virgen from Virgin City, 20 miles southeast of Toquerville, 15 miles east of Hurricane, the stake headquarters, and 43 miles northeast of St. George.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Rockville founded as a settlement, the location being at a place named Adventure.
  • 1862 - Present townsite of Rockville was selected and surveyed. The site of Adventure was abandoned.
  • 1866 - Rockville was organized as a ward.

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Shonesburg Branch (discontinued)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 792.[6]

Boundaries:

Shonesburg Branch, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little settlement of Shonesburg, situated on the Rio Virgen about five miles east of Rockville.

History timeline

  • 1862 - Shonesburg was settled on January 20.
  • 1862 - Shonesburg was organized as a branch.
  • 1889 - Soon after this date the Shonesburg Branch was discontinued, and the few saints who were left were transferred to the Rockville Ward.

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Springdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 829.[7]

Boundaries:

Springdale Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park

History timeline

  • 1862 - Springdale was first settled in the fall.
  • 1864 - The Springdale Branch was organized in July.
  • 1887 - Springdale was organized as a ward on November 6.

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Toquerville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 883.[8]

Boundaries:

Toquerville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park


History timeline

  • 1858 - Settlers located on the present site of Toquerville.
  • 1858 - Toquerville was organized as a Toquerville Branch on April 10.
  • 1861 - Toquerville Branch was organized as a Toquerville Ward on November 18.

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Virgin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 916.[9]

Boundaries:

virgin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Virgin, located on the north side of the Rio Virgen, just below the point where North Creek unites with the main stream, ten miles below or northwest of Rockville, six miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake, 33 miles northeast of St. George, and 35 miles southwest of Cedar City, the nearest railroad station.


History timeline

  • 1858 - Site of Virgin was settled and attached to the Harmony Ward.
  • 1868 - The Virgin Branch was organized as the Virgin Ward.
  • 1910 - The ward organization was temporarily suspended and Virgin was made a branch of the Hurricane Ward.
  • 1916 - The Virgin Ward was reorganized.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 972-973.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 114 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 349 .
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 418-419.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 717.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 792.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.829.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 883.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 916.

 

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