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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.867-868.

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Teton Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 867-868.[1]

  • Area of the County: Teton County, Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming.
  • Boundaries of stake:Teton Stake of Zion consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Teton County, Idaho, and Teton County, Wyoming,


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.

  • 1901 - At a special meeting held Sept. 8, the Teton Stake was created.


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

Idaho: Bates, Cache, Cedron, Chapin, Clawson, Darby, Driggs, Palisade, Pratt, Tetonia, Victor, Wards and Holister Branch. Wyoming:Grovant, Jackson, South Park, and Wilson Branches.

Bates Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 45.[2]

Boundaries:

Bates Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying on the west side of the Teton River, in Teton Valley. It extends north to the Richville Branch, east to the Teton River, south to the Cedron Ward and west to the Big Hole Mountains.

History timeline:

  • 1906 - The saints who had settled on the west side of the Teton River were organized into a branch of the Church.
  • 1908 - On Aug. 12, the Bates Branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Cache Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 106.[3]

Boundaries:

Cache Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying east of the Teton River in Teton Valley.

History timeline

  • 1903 - On March 20, it was decided to divide the Leigh Ward and to select two new townsites, one on the south side and one on the north side of South Leigh Creek, and Hans P. Mack was chosen as presiding Elder over the Leigh (later Cache) district, including those living on the flat south of Leigh Creek.
  • 1904 - on May 22, the Cache Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward,

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Cedron Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 125.[4]

Boundaries:

Cedron Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming and stock-raising district lying on the west side of the Teton River, in the southwest part of Teton Valley.

History timeline

  • 1918 - Cedron is an outgrowth of Bates Ward, and the saints who had settled in that locality were organized March 10, into a branch of the Church named the Cedron Branch.
  • 1922 - This branch was organized as the Cedron Ward Feb. 18.

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Chapin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 131-132.[5]

Boundaries:

Chapin Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying about half way between Driggs on the north and Victor on the south in Teton Valley.

History timeline

  • 1892 - On June 14, the saints residing between Fox and Darby creeks were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1897 - On Aug. 16, the Chapin Branch was organized as a ward.

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Clawson Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 144.[6]

Boundaries:

Clawson Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Teton Valley which extends west to the Tetonia Ward, east and north to the mountains and south to the Cache and Driggs wards. This branch embraced all that part of the Teton Valley which now includes Leigh, Clawson and Cache wards, and a part of Tetonia.

History timeline

  • 1890 - In 1890 the saints who had settled in the north end of the Teton Valley were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1895 - Sept. 9, the Leigh Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward.
  • 1906 - The name of the Leigh Ward was changed to that of Clawson.

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Darby Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 172-173.[7]

Boundaries:

Darby Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the Teton Basin which extends north to the Driggs Ward, east to the mountains, south to the Victor Ward, and west to the highway.

History timeline

  • 1892 - The Darby Ward is an outgrowth of the Driggs Ward, and the saints residing in that part of the Teton Basin now included in the Darby Ward were organized as a branch of the Church in June.
  • 1895 - Aug. 25, the Darby Branch was organized as a ward.
  • 1897 - The ward organization was discontinued, and a branch was organized.
  • 1902- At a meeting held June 22, the Darby Branch was again organized as a ward.

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Driggs Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 198-199.[8]

Driggs Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Driggs, which is the largest settlement in Teton County, and is situated in the open valley a short distance east of the Teton River, in Teton Basin.

History timeline

  • 1901 - All the Latter-day Saints who settled in the Teton Valley originally constituted the Aline Ward belonging to the Bannock (later Fremont) Stake, until June 8, when the saints who had located in the central part of the Teton Valley were organized into a ward.

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Grovont Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 307 .[9]

Boundaries:

Grovont Branch, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing somewhat centrally in the Jackson Hole Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1914 - Organized into a branch of the Church Aug. 22, having previously belonged to the Jackson Branch.

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Jackson Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 371 .[10]

Boundaries:

Jackson Branch, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Jackson and vicinity. Jackson is the principal town in Jackson Hole or Jackson Valley, situated in a beautiful cove at the mouth of Cash Creek Canyon, about five miles southeast of Snake River Bridge, 30 miles southeast of Driggs.

History timeline:

  • 1905 - All the saints in the Jackson Hole country originally belonged to the Wilson Branch, which was organized about 1898, but in 1905 the saints in the town of Jackson and vicinity were organized into a separate branch of the Church.
  • 1914 - Aug. 22, the Jackson Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward.
  • 1921 - The Jackson Ward existed from 1914 to 1921, when it was discontinued and an independent branch organized in its stead.

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Palisade Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 630 .[11]

Boundaries:

Palisade Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying north of the Teton Valley, extending northward to Bitch Creek, east to the boundary line between Idaho and Wyoming, south to the Tetonia Ward, and west to Clementsville, or Teton River.

History timeline:

  • 1911 - At a meeting held at Palisade July 2, the saints who had located in the district of country known as Palisade were organized as a branch of the Church called the Palisade Branch.
  • 1915 - On May 16, the Palisade Branch was organized as the Palisade Ward.

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Pratt Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 674 .[12]

Boundaries:

Pratt Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in Teton County, Wyo., and Teton County, Idaho, the majority in Wyoming.

History timeline:

  • 1889 - Pratt Ward may be called a continuation of the Aline Ward when first organized.


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Richvale Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 707 .[13]

Boundaries:

Richvale Branch, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying on the west side of Teton River, in Teton Valley. It extends on the north to Clementsville, east to the Teton River, south to the Bates Ward, and west to the mountains.

History timeline:

  • 1915 - Organized as a branch of the Church named Richvale May 9. Richvale Branch is an outgrowth of the Leigh Ward.

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South Park Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 817 .[14]

Boundaries:

South Park Branch, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Wyoming, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Jackson Valley which lies between the Teton Range on the west and the Gros Ventre Range on the east. The valley is about 50 miles long from north to south with an average width of 12 miles.

History timeline:

  • 1893 - Organized into a branch of the Church July 30.
  • 1905 - This branch organization ceased to exist in 1905, when the saints residing in the south part of Jackson Valley became absorbed or amalgamated with the Wilson Branch and afterwards constituted a part of the Jackson Ward.
  • 1914 - On Aug. 22, the South Park Branch, was then known as the Cheney Branch.
  • 1925 - The South Park Branch belonged to the Jackson Ward until Sept. 13, when the Jackson Ward was divided and the saints residing in the South Park District were organized as an independent branch.

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Tetonia Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 869 .[15]

Boundaries:

Tetonia Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying in the northwest part of Teton Valley. The ward is bounded on the north by Badger Creek, on the east by the Clawson Ward, south by Leigh Creek, and west by the foot hills.

History timeline:

  • 1898 - At a special meeting held June 26, the Leigh Ward was divided, and the west part of the same organized as a separate ward named Haden, (now Tetonia) Ward.
  • 1913 - The name of the Haden Ward was changed to that of Tetonia.

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Victor Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 914-915 .[16]

Boundaries:

Victor Ward, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme south end of the Teton Valley, or in a tract of country extending about seven miles from east to west and 3 1/2 miles from north to south, bordering on mountains east, south and west, with farming lands on both sides of Trail Creek.

History timeline:

  • 1890 - A number of other Mormon families arrived in 1890. These first L. D. S. settlers attended meetings in the Aline Ward, but later in 1890 a regular branch organization was effected on Trail Creek, called Alpine.
  • 1892 - Aug. 7, the Alpine Branch was organized as a ward called the Raymond Ward.
  • 1896 - A meeting house built in 1896. The name of the ward was changed to Victor.

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Wilson Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 954 .[17]

Boundaries:

Wilson Branch, Teton Stake, Teton Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Wilson and the surrounding district of country.

History timeline:

  • 1898 - A branch of the Church was organized in 1898, called the Wilson Branch.
  • 1907 - The branch was disorganized at the close of 1907, and that for seven years there was no presiding Elder. During that period the saints at Wilson attended meetings in Jackson or South Park Branch.
  • 1921 - On July 10, the Wilson Branch, which had hitherto constituted a part of the Jackson Ward, was organized as an independent branch.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 867-868.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 45.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 106.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 125.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 131-132.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 144.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 172-173.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 198-199.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 307 .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 371 .
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.630 .
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.674 .
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.707 .
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.817 .
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.869 .
  16. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.914-915 .
  17. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.954 .

 

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