Garfield Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Revision as of 18:11, 29 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Piute County Church Records go to Garfield Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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. 274.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Contents

Garfield Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 274.[1]

  • Area of the County:Garfield Stake of Zion consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Piute and Garfield counties, Utah
  • Headquarters in (town): Antimony, UT.
  • Boundaries of stake:All of Piute and Garfield Counties.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1920 - The stake came into existence on Aug. 29 when the Panguitch Stake was divided and its eastern and northern parts were organized as the Garfield Stake.

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

Antimony, Circleville, Escalante North, Escalante South, Junction, Kingston and Widtsoe and the branch is named Boulder.

Antimony Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 24.[2]

Boundaries: consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the lower part of Grass Valley known as Clover Flat, as well as those residing on Coyote Creek, and in the East Fork Valley locally called John’s Valley. The ward extends from the narrows on Otter Creek (also called the north fork of the Sevier River) to Holt’s Ranch, in Black Canyon. The center of the ward is the village of Antimony, where the ward meeting house stands. This place is 1 1/2 miles north of the point where Coyote Creek empties into the east fork of the Sevier River, or two miles south of the north boundary of Garfield County.

History timeline

  • 1875 - The first L.D.S. settlers entered the district of country now included in the Antimony Ward.
  • 1880 - Wilmot Branch organized Feb. 8 from settlers on the east fork of the Sevier and its tributaries.
  • 1883 - Wilmot Branch organized as the Marion Ward.
  • 1920 - Marion Ward was transferred from Panguitch Stake to the Garfield Stake.
  • 1927 - Name of the ward was changed from Marion to Antimony.


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Circleville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 141-142.[3]

Boundaries: consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in what is locally known as Circle Valley, and the village of Circleville, which forms the ward center. This village is situated on the west side of the Sevier River, 1 1/2 miles from the base of the mountains on the west, seven miles southwest of Junction, the county seat, 23 miles south of Maryvale, the nearest railway station on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, and 18 miles by mountain road northwest of Antimony, the headquarters of the stake.

History timeline

  • 1864 - first settlers arrived in Circleville
  • 1865 - during Black Hawk War several settlers were killed and colony was forced to evacuate in 1866
  • 1874 - saints returned to settle area and were part of the Kingston Ward
  • 1887 - Circleville Ward created from Kingston Ward (as was the Junction Ward)


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Escalante North Ward

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

Boundaries:

History timeline


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Escalante South Ward

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

Boundaries:

History timeline


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Junction Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 384-385.[6]

Boundaries:

History timeline


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Kingston Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 401-402.[7]

Boundaries:

History timeline


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Widtsoe Ward

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

Boundaries:

History timeline


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Boulder Branch

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

Boundaries:

History timeline


Obtain the Records


References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 274.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 24.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 141-142.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 384-385.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 401-402.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .