Panguitch Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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'''Boundaries:''' Escalante North Ward, Garfield Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the town of Escalante lying north of Main Street, or the street running east and west south of the Amusement Hall, which is owned by the ward and in which meetings and Sunday school sessions are held. The ward also includes some scattered ranches up Escalante Creek.
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'''Boundaries:'''Henriville Ward, Panguitch Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing immediately south of the Rim of the Basin in the Colorado Breaks on one of the tributaries of the Paria. The little settlement is about four miles east of Cannonville and 37 miles southeast of Panguitch, the stake headquarters
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*1875 - All saints in Escalante constituted one Bishop's Ward
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*1889 - June - 6 - 1889 - Cannonville Ward was split and the Henriville organized.
*1921 - Escalante Ward divided into two wards, namely the Escalante North Ward and The Escalante South Ward on August 28.
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Revision as of 17:21, 6 February 2013

Utah Church Records go to Garfield County Church Records and 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.
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Contents

Panguitch Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 634-35.[1]

  • Area of the County: Panguitch Stake, Garfield Co., Utah,is located near the hills in the south end of Panguitch Valley, and 15 miles northeast of Panguitch Lake. The town of Panguitch is 55 miles South of Marysvale, the nearest railroad station, 40 miles east of Parowan, and 60 miles northwest of Kanab.
  • Headquarters in (town): Panguitch, UT.
  • Boundaries of stake: South end of Panguitch Valley.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1877 - Panguitch Stake of Zion was organized.
  • 1920 - Aug. - 29 - 1920 - Panguitch Sake was divided with a Panguitch Stake and the new Garfield Stake being organized.


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

Cannonville, Hatch, Henriville, Tropic, Panguitch North and Panguitch South.

 Cannonville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 114.[2]

Boundaries: Cannonville Ward, Panguitch Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the headwaters of the Pahrea, a tributary of the Colorado River, and the ward includes the town of Cannonville in Garfield County and the villages of Clifton and Georgetown in Kane County, Utah. The town of Cannonville is about a mile north of the boundary line between Garfield and Kane counties, 35 miles southwest of Escalante and 30 miles southeast of Panguitch, the headquarters of the stake.

History timeline

  • 1876 - A branch was organized as part of the Panguitch Ward.
  • 1877 - Aug. - 5 - 1877 - The branch was organized as a ward.


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Hatch Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 319-20.[3]

Boundaries:Hatch Ward (formerly Mammoth Ward), Panguitch Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Hatch and in a number of litte valleys near the top of the mountains south of Panguitch. Hatch is 18 miles southeast of Panguitch, the headquarters of the stake. The village of Hatch is on Mammoth Creek, near its junction with Asay Creek. Beyond this junction the stream becomes the Sevier River

History timeline

  • 1892 - Aug. - 30 - 1892 - The Mammoth Ward was organized which included the settlements of Hatch and Asay Creek.
  • 1899 - The name of the ward was changed to Hatch Ward.


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Henriville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 332.[4]

Boundaries:Henriville Ward, Panguitch Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing immediately south of the Rim of the Basin in the Colorado Breaks on one of the tributaries of the Paria. The little settlement is about four miles east of Cannonville and 37 miles southeast of Panguitch, the stake headquarters

History timeline

  • 1889 - June - 6 - 1889 - Cannonville Ward was split and the Henriville organized.


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Escalante South Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 236.[5]

Boundaries: Escalante South Ward, Garfield Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the town of Escalante lying south of Main Street, and also includes a few ranchers residing on the edge of the desert south of the town.

History timeline

  • 1921 - Escalante South Ward created August 28 when the Escalante Ward was divided into two Wards, Escalante South and Escalante North Ward.


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Junction Ward

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

Boundaries: Junction Ward, Garfield Stake, Piute Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Junction, which is situated on City Creek, 16 miles south of Marysvale, the nearest railroad station and the terminus of the Marysvale branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Junction is seven miles northeast of Circleville, 35 miles northeast of Panguitch and about 25 miles, in an air line, due east of Beaver.

History timeline

  • 1880 - Saints area organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1883 - In public meetings, it was agreed that the settlers on the east of the Sevier River who had moved down from old Kingston to Circle Valley should unite with the Kingston Branch, and it became known as the East Junction Branch.
  • 1887 - On March 29, the Kingston Ward was dissolved and two new wards, namely, Circleville and West Junction, were created.
  • 1895 - On January 5, two wards were created, namely, Junction and Kingston. The part of the old ward known as the West Junction Ward was organized as a separate ward called Junction.


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Kingston Ward

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

Boundaries: Kingston Ward, Garfield Stake, Piute Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Kingston and surrounding upland. Kingston is situated on the left bank, or south side, of the east fork of the Sevier River, three miles southeast of Junction, the county seat of Piute County, and seven miles northeast of Circleville. The south fork of the Sevier River forms the boundary line between the two wards, Kingston and Junction. Nearly three fourths of the people in the Kingston Ward live in the village and the rest are scattered on ranches extending up and down the east fork of the Sevier River for several miles.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Settlement of Kingston organized as a branch of the Church on May 6th.
  • 1895 - On January 6, the Kingston Ward was organized.


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Widtsoe Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 950.[8]

Boundaries: Widtsoe Ward, Garfield Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the upper end of Johns Valley through which the east fork of the Sevier River runs from south to north.

History timeline

  • 1911 - Settlers of Houston organized into a branch of the Church July 30.
  • 1914 - On November 14, the branch was organized as the Houston Ward.
  • 1915 - The name of the ward was changed from Houston to Widtsoe June 24.


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Boulder Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 80.[9]

Boundaries: Boulder Branch, of Garfield Stake, Garfield Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a beautiful fertile valley, twelve miles northeast of Escalante in Garfield County, Utah.

History timeline

  • 1903 - Saints in Boulder organized as a regular branch of the Church on August 16.
  • 1908 - Branch organization made part of the Thurber Ward of the Wayne Stake.


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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 634-35.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 114.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 319-20.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 332.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 236.
  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. 950.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 80.