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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.387-388.

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Kanab Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 387-388.[1]

  • Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Kane County, Utah, and in the north parts of Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona.
  • Headquarters in: Kanab, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Kane County, Utah, and in the north parts of Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona, with headquarters in Kanab, 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.

  • 1871 - Approximate time stake was organized


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

Alton, Fredonia, Glendale, Kanab, Mount Carmel and Orderville, and one branch, Moccasin.

Alton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 17-18 .[2]

Boundaries:

Alton Ward, Kanab Stake, Kane Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the mountain settlement of Alton, which is situated immediately south of the Rim of the Basin, about three miles northeast of the neighborhood formerly known as Ranch, 28 miles north of Kanab, the stake headquarters, and 18 miles southwest of Hatch in Garfield County. It is also 13 miles northeast of Glendale, in Long Valley, and 35 miles southwest of Panguitch.

History timeline:

  • 1876 - A Branch was organized for the saints living in the Upper Kanab. The branch belonged to the Glendale Ward. The Ranch(western part of Graham) also belonged to the Glendale Ward.
  • 1887 - The saints on the Upper Rio Virgen and Upper Kanab were organized as the Graham Ward.
  • 1908 - The name of the Graham Ward was changed to the Alton Ward, the new name being suggested due to the high altitude.

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Fredonia Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 264.[3]

Boundaries:

Fredonia Ward, Kanab Stake, Coconino Co., Arizona, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on lower Kanab Creek, just across the boundary line which separates Utah from Arizona, eight miles south of Kanab, 14 miles east of Pipe Springs, 75 miles, by nearest road, southeast of Saint George, and 140 miles by way of Johnson, south of Marysvale, the nearest station on the Marysvale branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Fredonia Ward is in the Kanab Stake, Coconino County, Arizona.

History timeline

  • 1887 - The community of Fredonia was settled.
  • 1890 - The saints were organized into the Fredonia Branch on January 17.
  • 1894 - The Fredonia Branch was organized as the Fredonia Ward on September 1.

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Glendale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 286.[4]

Boundaries:

Glendale Ward, Kanab Stake, Kane County, Utah, consists of the saints residing in the upper end of Long Valley, most of them living in the village of Glendale, which is pleasantly situated on the east fork of the Rio Virgen, which runs through Long Valley. The village is regularly laid off in blocks 30 rods square, with streets six rods wide. Long Valley, at the point where Glendale is situated, is about half a mile wide. On the east, adjacent to the village, are rolling hills, the higher mountains being on the west. Glendale is three miles northeast of Orderville, and 26 miles, by nearest road, northwest of Kanab, the headquarters of the stake.

History timeline

  • 1864 - Glendale, originally called Berryville, was first settled in the spring.
  • 1865 - A stockade was built at Glendale as a protection against Indians.
  • 1866 - All the settlements in Kane County, including Berryville, were vacated because of Indian troubles. The exiled saints resettled in St.George and other places.
  • 1871 - The first settlers of Berryville arrived and were under the leadeership of a Bishop.
  • 1877 - The Glendale Ward was organized.

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For additional resources, see Church History Library.

Kanab Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 388.[5]

Boundaries:

Kanab Ward, Kanab Stake, Kane County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Kanab and on a few ranches and farms in the immediate vicinity; also a few families of saints at Moccasin and Pipe Springs in Arizona. The town of Kanab is four miles north of the boundary line between Utah and Arizona, 80 miles by nearest road southeast of St. George, 132 miles south of Marysvale, the nearest railroad station, and 347 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1864 - The town of Kanab was settled.
  • 1866 - Kanab was vacated due to troubles with Indians.
  • 1870 - In March, the town of Kanab was resettled. A colony of settlers arrived on June 14. The Kanab Ward was organized.

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Moccasin Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 522-523.[6]

Boundaries:

Moccasin Branch, Kanab Stake, Mohave Co., Arizona, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing at Moccasin, and an Indian farm, situated three miles north of Pipe Springs in a cove in the mountains opening out to the desert on the southeast. The valley is about 2 1/2 miles wide. The Moccasin Branch is in Mohave County, Arizona, and is in Kanab Stake, Utah. Most of the land at Moccasin Springs is owned by Indians who are taken care of by the government. The Indian village contains a good school house and other buildings. The adjacent village, occupied by white people, is about 18 miles by nearest road southwest of Kanab and 35 miles by roundabout road southwest of Orderville in Long Valley.

History timeline

  • 1886 - Moccasin Branch was organized.
  • 1890 - Moccasin Branch was attached to the Orderville Ward.
  • 1910 - Moccasin Springs was organized as a regular branch of the Kanab Ward on December 4.
  • 1926 - Moccasin Branch was organized as an independent branch, no longer being under the jurisdiction of the Kanab Ward, on May 20.

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Mount Carmel Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 544.[7]

Boundaries:

Mount Carmel Ward, Kanab Stake, Kane County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the lower end of Long Valley. Most of them reside in the village of Mount Carmel, which is beautifully situated on the upper Rio Virgen, 2 1/2 miles below Orderville, seven miles southwest of Glendale, and 20 miles northwest of Kanab. Since the construction of the highway from Kanab to Zion Canyon, Mount Carmel is within 20 miles of Zion Canyon and 87 miles northeast of St. George.


History timeline

  • 1864 - Mount Carmel was settled.
  • 1866-1866 - Residents of Winsor, later Mount Carmel, moved to Berryville and spent the winter, due to trouble with Navajo Indians.
  • 1866 - Residents of Mount Carmel moved back home.
  • 1866 - Both Winsor and Berryville were vacated.
  • 1871 - A company of settlers from St. Joseph, on the Muddy, Nevada, resettled Winsor, and the its name was changed to Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel Branch was organized as a part of the Long Valley Ward.
  • 1877 - Mount Carmel Ward was organized from the Mount Carmel Branch on March 5.

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Orderville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 621-622.[8]

Boundaries:

Orderville Ward, Kanab Stake, Kane County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Orderville, the largest settlement in Long Valley, situated on the Rio Virgen, four miles southwest of Glendale, two miles northeast of Mt. Carmel and 22 miles northwest of Kanab, the stake headquarters. It is also 90 miles by road via Zion Park, east of St. George, and 105 miles south of Marysvale, the terminus of the Marysvale branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.

History timeline

  • 1874 - Saints were sent to the Long Valley to organize branches.
  • 1875 - A division took place between those favoring the United Order and those withdrawing from it.
  • 1875 - Those favoring the United Order located a new town in the Long Valley, named Orderville. They were organized as part of the Mount Carmel Ward.
  • 1877 - Orderville Ward was organized on August 7.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 387-388.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 17-18 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 264.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 286.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 388.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 522-523.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 544.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 621-622.

 

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