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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).

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Contents

Liberty Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930[1]

  • Area of the County: "southeast part of Salt Lake City" [My how it has grown since 1930!]
  • Headquarters in (town): Salt Lake City "Deseret Gymnasium, east of the Bishops’ Building, on College Avenue"
  • 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.

  • 1904 February 26. Organized from part of Salt Lake Stake. It included Salt Lake City 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 31st, and 33rd wards.
  • 1907 December 22. South part of the 2nd Ward was organized as Liberty Ward.
  • 1909 January 13. East part of the 1st Ward was organized as Emigration Ward.
  • 1913 September 7. East part of the 31st Ward was organized as the Le Grand Ward.
  • 1924 February 17. East portion of LeGrand Ward was organized as Yale Ward

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

Salt Lake City 1st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.741-742.[2]

Boundaries:

North - 6th South (10th Ward); east - 9th East (Emigration Ward); south - 9th South (31st and Liberty Wards); west - 6th East (2nd Ward).

History timeline

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.
  • [Year not given]. Boundaries extended North and East [how far not given]
  • 1900. Area east of 9th East taken to Emigration Ward (below) - back to the original boundary.
  • 1902. Area south of 9th South taken to 31st Ward - back to the original boundary.

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Salt Lake City 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.742.[3]


Boundaries:

North - 6th South (9th Ward); east - 6th East (1st Ward); south - 9th South (Liberty Ward); west - 3rd East (3rd Ward)

History timeline

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.
  • 1852. Scandinavian Saints settled in 2nd Ward.
  • [Year not given]. Area south of 9th South added [how far not given]
  • 1907. Area south of 9th South taken to Liberty Ward - back to the original boundary.

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Salt Lake City 3rd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.742-743.[4]

Boundaries:

North - 6th South (8th Ward); east - 3rd East (2nd Ward); south - 9th South (Liberty Ward to 1st East, and extending to 13th South; west - Main Street [adjoining wards not mentioned].

History timeline Salt Lake City 3rd Ward

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.
  • 1907. Portion from State Street to 3rd East and from 9th to 13st South tranferred to Liberty Ward.

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Salt Lake City 8th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.745-746.[5]

Boundaries:

North - 3rd South (12th Ward and 13th Ward); east - "irregularly through the tier of blocks between 3rd and 4th East (9th Ward); south - 6th South (3rd Ward); west - Main Street (6th Ward and 7th Ward)
In the center of the ward is Eighth Ward Square, near which encampment was made by the advance party of Utah Pioneers, July 23, 1847...."

History timeline

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.

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Salt Lake City 9th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.746.[6]

Boundaries:

North - 3rd South (12th Ward and 13th Ward); east - 6th East (10th Ward); south - 6th South (2nd Ward); west - "irregular tier of blocks between 3rd and 4th East (8th Ward)

History timeline

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.

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Salt Lake City 10th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.746-747.[7]

Boundaries:

North - 3rd South (11th Ward); east - 10th East (33rd Ward); south - 6th South (1st Ward); west - 6th East (9th Ward).

History timeline

  • 1849 February 22. Organized as one of 19 original wards and part of Salt Lake Stake.
  • 1902. Eastern part of the ward taken by 33rd Ward.

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Salt Lake City 31st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.758-759.[8]

Boundaries:

North - 9th South (1st Ward); east - 9th East (LeGrand Ward); south - 13th South (Hawthorne Ward); west - 7th East (Liberty Ward).

History timeline

  • 1902 February 23. Organized from Southern portion of 1st Ward.
  • 1913 September 7. That part east of 9th East taken to LeGrand Ward.

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Salt Lake City 33rd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.759-760.[9]

Boundaries:

North - 3rd South (11th Ward and University Ward); east - Fort Douglas Military Reservation; south - 6th South (Emigration Ward); west - 10th East (10th Ward)

History timeline

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Emigration Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.229.[10]

Boundaries

North - 6th South (10th Ward and 33rd Ward); east - Mt. Olivet Cemetery and 13th East; south - 9th South (LeGrand Ward); west - 9th East (1st Ward).

History timeline

  • 1909 January 13. Organized from eastern part of 1st Ward.

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Le Grande Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.423.[11]

Boundaries

North - 9th South (Emigration Ward); east - "Douglas Street and an irregular line following the brow of the hill (Yale Ward); south - 13th South (Emerson Ward); west - 9th East (31st Ward).

History timeline

  • 1913 September 7. Organized from eastern part of 31st Ward.
  • 1924. Eastern portion of the ward (originally extended to the mountains) taken by formation of Yale Ward.

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Liberty Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.433.[12]

Boundaries

North - 9th South (2nd Ward and 3rd Ward); east - Liberty Park; south - 13th South (Waterloo Ward and Whittier Ward); west - State Street (3rd Ward).

History timeline

  • 1907 December 22. Organized from 2nd Ward and 3rd Ward.

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Yale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.966.[13]

Boundaries

North - Sunnyside Avenue (Fort Douglas Military Reservation); east - the mountains; south - 13th South (Wasatch Ward); west - Douglas Street and Gilmer Drive (LeGrand Ward).

History timeline

  • 1924 February 17. Organized from eastern part of LeGrand Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 432-433.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 741-742
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 742
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 742-743
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 745-746
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 746
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 746-747
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 758-759
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 759-760
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 229
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 423
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 433
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 966

 

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