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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.159-60.

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Cottonwood Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 159-60.[1]

  • Area of the County: The southern part of the Southwest corner of Salt Lake County
  • Headquarters in: Murray, Utah
  • Boundaries of 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.

  • 1914 - Nov., - 14 - 1914 - Cottonwood Stake was organized.
  • 1923 - June - 3 - 1923 - Granger and Hunter Wards were transferred to the new Oquirrh 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.

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Wards and Branches

Bennion, Brinton (now Cottonwood), Grant, Mill Creek, Murray 1st, Murray 2nd, South Cottonwood, Taylorsville (formerly North Jordan), and Winder.

Bennion Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 58-59.[2]

Boundaries:

Bennion Ward, Cottonwood Stake, consists of that part of Salt Lake County, Utah, which is bounded on the north by Taylorsville Ward, on the east by the Jordan River, on the south by West Jordan Ward, and on the west by the Oquirrh Mountains.

History timeline:

  • Prior to 1905 - Bennion Ward was an outgrowth of the Taylorsville Ward and formed a district known as South Taylorsville.
  • 1905 - Oct., - 15 - 1905 - Bennion Ward was organized.


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Cottonwood Ward (Formerly the Brinton Ward)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 160.[3]

Boundaries:

Cottonwood Ward, Cottonwood Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the west part of the original Big Cottonwood Ward, being bounded on the north and east by the Holladay Ward, on the south by the Butler Ward (in the East Jordan Stake) and on the west by South Cottonwood Ward. The ward meeting house is situated a short distance south of Big Cottonwood Creek, about ten miles southeast of Salt Lake City.


History timeline

  • 1911 - Feb., - 5 - 1911 - Big Cottonwood Ward was disolved and two new wards were organized, viz, Holladay and Brinton Wards.
  • 1928 - Jan., - 8- 1928 - Brinton Ward changed its name to Cottonwood Ward.

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Grant Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.298-99.[4]

Boundaries:

Grant Ward, Cottonwood Stake, with boundaries as follows: Commencing at a point on the south line of the South Cottonwood Ward, 46 rods east of the east line of State Street, and running thence north parallel to and 46 rods from State St. to Simper or McMillan St., thence west to State St., thence north to the street known as Eddins St., thence west on said street to the Jordan River, thence south along said river to the south boundary of the former South Cottonwood Ward, thence east along said south boundary to State St., thence north on State St. to a point west of the place of beginning, and thence east to the place of beginning.

History Timeline:

  • 1900 - Dec., - 16 - 1900 - Grant Ward was orgnized.



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Holladay Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 341.[5]

Boundaries:

All that part of the old Cottonwood Ward lying north of Big Cottonwood Creek was included in the Holladay Ward.


History timeline

  • 19111 - Feb., - 5 - 1911 - Holladay Ward was organized.

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Murray Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 556-57.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Murray 1st Ward, Cottonwood Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of the city of Murray extending north to Mill Creek Ward, east to South Cottonwood Ward, south to Grant Ward, and west to the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks west of State St.
  • Murray 2nd Ward, Cottonwood Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the city of Murray, or all that part of the country bounded on the north by Miller Ward, on the east by the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks, on the south by the Grant Ward, and on the west by the Jordan River.

History timeline


  • 1906 - March - 4 - 1906 - Murray Ward was divided into the Murray 1st. and Murray 2nd. Wards.


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South Cottonwood Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 812-13.[7]

Boundaries:

South Cottonwood Ward consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a central part of Salt Lake County, bounded on the north by Mill Creek Ward, on the east by Cottonwood Ward, on the south by Union Ward, and on the west by Murray East Ward.


History timeline

  • 1849 - The Cottonwood Ward was organized, afterwards changing its name to South Cottonwood.

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Taylorsville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 863-64.[8]

Boundaries:

Taylorsville Ward, Cottonwood Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, (formerly North Jordan) consists of a farming district lying west of Jordan River somewhat centrally in Salt Lake County, bounded on the north by the Pleasant Green, Hunter and Granger wards, on the east by the Jordan River, on the south by West Jordan Ward, and west by the Oquirrh Range of Mountains.

History timeline

  • 1859 - The North Jordan Branch was organized.
  • 1877 - June - 17 - 1877 - The North Jordan Branch was organized as the North Jordan Ward.
  • 1877 - 1930 - Sometime during that time span the name was changed to Taylorsville Ward.

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Winder Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 955-56.[9]

Boundaries:

Winder Ward, Cottonwood Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, embraces a farming district lying in the east central part of Salt Lake County, extending north to the Highland Park Ward, east to 23rd East St., south (part of the way) to 45th South St., and west to 10th East St. The ward house is situated on the west side of Highland Drive.

History timeline

  • 1904 - Jan., - 31 - 1904 - Winder Ward was organized


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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 159-60.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 58-59 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 160.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 298-99.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 341.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 556-57.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 812-13.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 863-64.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 955-56.

 

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