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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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Salt Lake Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 760-761.[1]

  • Area of the County: northwest part of Salt Lake City
  • Headquarters in: 1930's, they met in the Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City
  • Boundaries of stake:

... extending north to the Davis County line (or South Davis Stake), east to North State St., City Creek Canyon and Main St., Salt Lake City, (or Ensign Stake), south to 3rd South St. (or Pioneer Stake), and west to the Great Salt Lake.

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.

  • 1847 - LDS pioneers arrived in the valley, July 24, 1847
  • 1847, August 22 - the territory upon which the new colony had located was named the Great Salt Lake City of the Great Basin of North America
  • 1849, Feburary 22 - The Salt Lake City survey was organized into nineteen wards, numbered consecutively 1 to 19.
    • The country lying south of the city and east of Jordan River was organized into three wards, namely, Canyon Creek, Mill Creek and Cottonwood
    • The country lying west of the river was organized as the Canaan Ward (later West Jordan)
    • The settlers residing north of Salt Lake City as the Sessions Settlement (Bountiful), Cherry Creek Settlement (Centerville), North Cottonwood (Farmington), and Brown’s Fort (Ogden).
  • 1850 - by Act of the U. S. Congress, the Territory of Utah was organized
  • 1852 - Territory divided into counties, at which time Salt Lake Stake extended over Salt Lake and Davis counties.
  • 1877 - Davis Stake, Utah was organized, which restricted the boundaries of Salt Lake Stake within the limits of Salt Lake County.
  • 1898 - 24th Ward organized from part of 15th Ward
  • 1899 - Salt Lake Stake consisted of 51 wards, namely, 24 in Salt Lake City, (numbered consecutively 1 to 24), fifteen on the east side of Jordan River, namely, Big Cottonwood, Cannon, Crescent, East Jordan (Midvale), East Mill Creek, Draper, Farmers, Forest Dale, Granite, Mill Creek, Mountain Dell, Sandy, Sugar House, South Cottonwood and Union wards, and twelve on the west side of the river, namely, Bingham, Bluff Dale, Brighton, Center, Granger, Herriman, Hunter, North Jordan (Taylorsville), Pleasant Green, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan wards.
  • 1900 - The so-called country wards were separated from Salt Lake Stake and organized as the Jordan and Granite stakes.
    • Jordan Stake taking Bingham, Bluff Dale, Crescent, Draper, East Jordan, Granite, Herriman, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, Union and West Jordan wards
    • Granite Stake taking Big Cottonwood, East Mill Creek, Farmers, Forest Dale, Granger, Hunter, Mill Creek, Mountain Dell, North Jordan, Sugar House and South Cottonwood wards.
  • 1904 - The wards in Salt Lake City were organized into four stakes of Zion
    • Northeast part taking the name of Ensign Stake
    • Southeast part that of Liberty Stake
    • Southwest part that of Pioneer Stake
    • Northwest part, reorganized March 25, 1904, retained the name of Salt Lake Stake as a continuation of the original Salt Lake Stake. After this division Salt Lake Stake consisted of only ten wards, namely, Salt Lake City 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 29th and Center.
  • 1904 - 24th Ward discontinued
  • 1906 - 24th Ward added (the second ward organized under this name) taken from part of 19th Ward
  • 1917 - 34thy Ward added, taken from part of 16th Ward
  • 1924 - Capitol Hill Ward organized in the vicinity of the State Capitol

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 Stake, Utah contains the following wards (1930's): Salt Lake City 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, 34th, Capitol Hill and Center.

Salt Lake City 14th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 749-750.[2]

Boundaries: ... that part of Salt Lake City which is bounded on the north by North Temple St. (or the 17th Ward), east by Main St. (or the 12th-13th Ward), south by 3rd South St. (or the 6th-7th Ward), and west by 4th West St. (or the 15th and 16th wards).

History timeline

  • 1849, February 22 - Organized as one of the nineteen original wards. When first organized, the 14th Ward contained nine ten-acre blocks extending from Main St. to 2nd West St. and from South Temple St. to 3rd South St.
  • 1903 The boundaries of the 14th Ward were extended westward as far as 4th West St.
  • 1925 Three blocks, lying between North and South Temple streets and extending from West Temple to 4th West streets, were added to the ward.

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Salt Lake City 15th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 750-751.[3]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by South Temple St. (or the 16th and 34th wards), east by 4th West St. (or the 14th Ward), south by 3rd South St. (or the 6th-7th and 25th wards), and west by the Jordan River (or the 32nd Ward).

When first organized, the 15th Ward extended from South Temple to 3rd South streets and from 2nd to 5th West streets

History timeline

  • 1849, February 22 - one of the nineteen original wards organized
  • 1898 - 24th Ward took that part lying west of 6th West St.
  • 1904 - Boundaries of the 15th Ward were extended to 4th West St.
    • At the same time the 24th Ward was discontinued and the limits of the 15th Ward extended to the river, as at present.

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Salt Lake City 16th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 751.[4]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 2nd North St. (or the 28th Ward), east by 4th West St. (or the 14th and 17th wards), south by South Temple St. (or the 15th Ward), and west by 7th West St. (or the 34th Ward)

The 16th Ward Square, later known as Union Square, was a favorite camping ground for emigrants for many years. This block was later the site of the Deseret University and is now (1930's) occupied by the West Side High School. Later the block became part of the 17th Ward.

History timeline

  • 1849, February 22 - one of the original nineteen wards
    • Many of the early settlers of the 16th Ward were converts from Wales who came to the “Valley” with Capt. Dan Jones in 1849, when he returned from a most successful mission to his native land
  • 1903 - The blocks from 2nd to 4th West streets were taken from the 16th Ward and added to the 14th and 17th wards
  • 1917 - All that part of the 16th ward lying west of 7th West St. was organized as the 34th Ward

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Salt Lake City 17th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 751-752.[5]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 2nd North St. (or the 19th and 22nd wards), east by State St. and, irregularly, following the brow of the hill, westward, to its junction with 2nd North St. (or the 18th and Capitol Hill wards), south by North Temple St. (or the 14th ward), and west by 4th West St. (or the 16th Ward).

History timeline

  • 1849, February 22 - one of the original nineteen wards
    • 17th Ward contained nine ten-acre blocks, included within the limits of 2nd North and South Temple streets and Main and 2nd West streets
  • 1903 - Four blocks, lying west of the 17th Ward and formerly belonging to the 16th Ward, were added to the 17th Ward, making its western boundary 4th West St. instead of 2nd West St.
  • 1925 - three blocks lying between North and South Temple St. and West Temple and 4th West streets were taken from the 17th Ward and added to the 14th Ward, making the southern boundary of the 17th Ward North Temple St. instead of South Temple St.
  • 1925 - Some changes were made in the eastern boundary of the ward on account of the organization of Capitol Hill Ward.

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Salt Lake City 19th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 753.[6]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 5th North St. and Girard Avenue (or the 24th Ward), east by the brow of the hill (or Capitol Hill Ward), south by 2nd North St. (or the 17th Ward), and west by 1st West St. (or the 22nd Ward).

The boundaries of the 19th Ward were extended so that at one time all that part of Salt Lake City lying between 2nd North St. and the Warm Springs and from Main St. and Arsenal Hill to the Jordan River belonged to the ward, although much of this territory, at the time, was unoccupied.

History timeline

  • 1849, February 22 - one of the original nineteen wards
  • 1889 - all that part of the ward lying west of 2nd West St. was separated from the 19th Ward and organized as the 22nd Ward.
  • 1891 - all that part of the ward lying north of 9th North St. was separated from the 19th Ward and organized as the 23rd Ward
  • 1909 - the western boundary of the ward was changed from 2nd West St. to 1st West St.
  • 1926 -all that part of the ward lying north of 5th North St. was organized as the 24th Ward

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Salt Lake City 22nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 755.[7]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 5th North St. (or the 24th Ward), east by 1st West St. (or the 19th Ward), south by 2nd North St. (or the 17th Ward), and west by 4th West St. (or the 28th Ward).

History timeline

  • 1889, March 31 - Organized from the 19th Ward, it comprised all that section of country lying between 2nd West St. and the Jordan River and between 2nd North and the Warm Springs.
  • 1891 - all that part of the 22nd Ward lying north of 9th North St. was organized as the 23rd Ward
  • 1895 auxiliary organizations were commenced in that part of the 22nd Ward lying west of 8th West St., which was known as the West Branch
  • 1902, February - all that part of the 22nd Ward lying West of 5th West St. (including the West Branch) was organized as the 28th and 29th wards, thus considerably diminishing the western boundary of the 22nd Ward.
  • 1906, February - The organization of the 24th Ward reduced the northern boundary of the 22nd Ward to 5th North St.
  • 1909, April - The eastern boundary of the ward was extended to 1st West St. instead of 2nd West St., and the western boundary to 4th West instead of 5th West.

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Salt Lake City 23rd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 755-756.[8]

Boundaries:
... part of Salt Lake City which lies north of 9th North St. (or the 28th and 29th wards); eastward it extends to the mountains and westward to the Jordan River

History timeline

  • 1889 - A housing boom started, quelled by access to water.
  • 1891, December 13 - 23rd Ward organized from 22nd Ward.
  • 1894 A number of the first residents being Swedish people, Scandinavian meetings were commenced
  • 1913 - Meeting house of Chicago St. burned down.

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Salt Lake City 24th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 756.[9]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 9th North St., east by the mountains, south by Girard Avenue, as far west as Center St., and westward by 5th North St. (or the 19th and 22nd wards), and west by 4th West St. (or the 28th Ward)

History timeline

  • 1906, February 4 - Organized from the north part of the 19th Ward

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Salt Lake City 28th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 757-758.[10]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 9th North St. (or the 23rd Ward), east by 4th West St. (or the 22nd and 24th wards), south by 2nd North St. (or the 16th and 34th wards), and west by 8th West St. (or the 29th Ward). On April 30, 1909, the eastern boundary line of the ward was changed to 4th West St.

History timeline

  • 1902, February 9 - The 28th Ward, an outgrowth of the 22nd Ward, was organized Feb. 9, 1902
  • 1909, April 30 - the eastern boundary line of the ward was changed to 4th West St.

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Salt Lake City 29th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 759.[11]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 9th North St. (or the 23rd Ward), east by 8th West St. (or the 28th Ward), south by 2nd North St. (or the 34th Ward), and west by 13th West St. to Leadville Avenue, and thence north by the Jordan River (or Center Ward).


History timeline

  • Before 1902 - a branch organization, known as the West Branch of the 22nd Ward, had existed in the vicinity
  • 1902, February 9 - Organized from 22nd Ward. At the time of its organization, the western limit of the ward was stated to be the J Jordan River
  • 1916 - a section of land (included in a western bend of the river), bounded on the north by Leadville Avenue and east by 13th West St., was transferred from the 29th Ward to Center Ward

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Salt Lake City 34th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 760.[12]

Boundaries:
... bounded on the north by 2nd North St. (or the 29th Ward), east by 7th West St. (or the 16th Ward), south by South Temple St. (or the 15th Ward), and west by the Jordan River (or Center Ward).

History timeline

  • 1917, September 2 - The 34th Ward, an outgrowth of the 16th Ward, was organized Sept. 2, 1917

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Capitol Hill Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 115-116.[13]

Boundaries:
... limits of the ward, which extend to the mountains on the north, eastward to the rim of City Creek Canyon (or Ensign Ward), south to 4th North St. (or the 17th and 18th wards) and west by an irregular line commencing at Main St. and following mainly the brow of the hill, (or the east boundaries of the 17th, 19th and 24th wards).

History timeline

  • 1925 - Capitol Hill Ward was organized April 12, 1925, from the east parts of the 17th, 19th and 24th wards

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Center Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 125-126.[14]

Boundaries:
...bounded on the north and west by the Great Salt Lake, east by the Jordan River, except from 2nd West St. to Leadville Ave., where the eastern boundary of the ward is 13th West St. (or the 23rd, 29th and 34th wards) and south by South Temple St. (or the 32nd and Brighton wards).

History timeline

  • 1891 - an outgrowth of Brighton and North Point wards, was organized Nov. 22, 1891
  • 1894 - North Point Ward was disorganized and became a branch of Center Ward
  • 1916 - a section of land (included in a western bend of the river) bounded on the north by Leadville Ave., east by 13th West St. and south and west by the Jordan River, was transferred from the 29th Ward to Center Ward.
  • 1921 - North Point branch organization also was disorganized and its membership transferred to Center Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.760-761
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 749-750
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 750-751.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 751.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 751-752.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 753.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 755.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 755-756.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 756.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 757-758.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 759.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 760.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 115-116.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 125-126.

 

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