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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.789.

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Sharon Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 789.[1]

  • Area of the County: Sharon Stake embraces the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Provo River and on the so-called Provo Bench, in Utah County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Timpanogos Ward, the center of which is five miles northwest of Provo and 42 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
  • Boundaries of stake:
    • North: It extends to the Timpanogos Stake.
    • South: It extends to the Utah Stake or the north boundary of Provo City.
    • East: It extends to the Wasatch Mountains or the Utah-Wasatch County line.
    • West: It extends to Utah 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.

  • 1929 - The Utah Stake of Zion was divided and a new stake, embracing the north part of the Utah Stake, was organized into a new stake of Zion named Sharon, on September 15.


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

Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard.

Edgemont Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 215-216 .[2]

Boundaries:

Edgemont Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, embraces a tract of country lying north of Provo; its location near the mountains suggested the name. It extends west and north to the Provo River and east to the Wasatch Mountains, including some families living in Provo Canyon; south it extends to the Pleasant View Ward of which it originally formed a part.

History timeline:

  • 1926 - The Edgemont Ward was organized on March 28.

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Grand View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 143.[3]

Boundaries:

Clarkston Ward is situated near the east base of the chain of mountains which separates Cache Valley from Malad Valley. Clarkston is five miles northwest of Newton, 20 miles northwest of Logan, 15 miles west of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is also five miles west of Trenton, the nearest railroad station on the Oregon Short Line. Clarkston is the center of a farming district.

History timeline

  • 1864 - Clarkston is one of the earliest settlements in Cache Valley, dating back to 1864, when a townsite called Clarkston was surveyed and dedicated.
  • 1864 - The saints were first organized into a branch.
  • 1867 - Fall of 1876 the branch (which started in 1864) then became a ward.

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Lake View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 159.[4]

Boundaries:

Cornish Ward consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho. The center of the ward is a small village on the Oregon Short Line Railroad and is located, 12 miles by wagon road northwest of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 21 miles by wagon road northwest of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.

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Pleasant View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 162-63.[5]

Boundaries:

Coveville Ward district lies between Richmond, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho, its northern boundary being the line between Utah and Idaho. Eastward the ward extends to the mountains, south to Richmond, and west to Cub River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about three miles northeast of Richmond, four miles south of Franklin, three miles south of the state line and 16 miles north of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.
  • 1877 - Organized as a branch.
  • 1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.

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Sharon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 429-431.[6]

Boundaries:


History timeline

  • 1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.
  • 1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.
  • 1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.
  • 1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.

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Timpanogos Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 799-800.[7]

Boundaries:


History timeline

  • 1926 - The Smithfield 3rd Ward came into existence Feb. 21, 1926, when the Smithfield 2nd Ward was divided, and that part of the city of Smithfield lying south of Summit Creek and east of Main St. and 1st West St., and extending to the boundary of Smithfield Precinct on the south and the mountains on the east was organized as the Smithfield 3rd Ward.
  • 1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.

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Vineyard Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 885.[8]

Boundaries:

Trenton Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Cache Valley, Utah. Northward the ward extends to the Cornish Ward, east to Bear River, south to the Newton Ward, and west to the Clarkston Ward.

History timeline

  • 1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.
  • 1901 - Trenton Ward belonged to the Cache Stake, Utah until 1901, since which it has constituted a part of the Benson Stake.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 789.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 215-216 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 143.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 159.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 162-63.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 429-431.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 799-800.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 885.

 

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