Utah Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Pioneer Ward, Utah Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, or that part of that city lying between Center St. and the Provo River and 7th West St. and Utah Lake.  
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Pioneer Ward, Utah Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, or that part of that city lying between Center St. and the Provo River and 7th West St. and Utah Lake.  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:26, 12 February 2013

Utah Church Records go to Utah County Church Records go to Utah 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.907-908.

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Contents

Utah Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p.907-908.[1]

  • Area of the County:Utah Stake of Zion consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the central part of Utah County, Utah
  • Headquarters in (town): Provo, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake: Utah Stake was centrally located in the county.


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.

  • 1850 - The early settlers in Utah County were much troubled with Indian depredations during the years 1850–1857 and an efficient military organization, known as the Utah County Militia, was organized, protecting the settlers.
  • 1851 - A stake of Zion was organized March 19, 1851, named Provo Stake.
  • 1852 - Utah County was organized March 3, 1852, and in time Provo Stake, which was co-extensive with the county, became known as Utah Stake.
  • 1877 - In 1877 there were in Utah Stake, besides the five wards of Provo, twelve other wards, namely, Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Valley, Goshen, Lehi, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Salem, Santaquin, Spanish Fork, Spring Lake and Springville.
  • 1877 - June 2, 1877, these wards were organized as the Utah Stake of Zion, which stake was reorganized, or more fully and completely organized, on this occasion.
  • 1901 - Jan. 13, 1901, Utah Stake was divided, the north end of Utah County, including American Fork, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Manilla, Alpine and Cedar Valley wards, being organized as the Alpine Stake.
  • 1901 - The south end of the county, consisting of the Spanish Fork and Payson wards, Salem, Benjamin, Lake Shore, Leland, Santaquin and Goshen wards, and the Knightsville Branch, was organized as the Nebo Stake.
  • 1901 - This left Utah Stake (centrally located in the county) with the Provo and Springville wards, Lake View, Pleasant View, Mapleton, Timpanogos, Vineyard and Pleasant Valley wards.
  • 1924 - e Utah Stake held in Provo Nov. 23, 1924, the Utah Stake of Zion was divided and the four Springville wards, the Mapleton Ward, the Thistle and Soldier Summit branches were separated from the Utah Stake and organized as the Kolob Stake of Zion.
  • 1929 - Utah Stake was divided in 1929; the northern part, including Pleasant View, Grand View, Lake View, Edgemont, Timpanogos, Vineyard and Sharon wards was organized as the Sharon Stake, leaving Utah Stake with the following wards: Provo 1st, Provo 2nd, Provo 3rd, Provo 4th, Provo 5th, Provo 6th, Bonneville, Pioneer and Manavu wards.


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

Bonneville, Manavu ,Pioneer, Provo 1st, Provo 2nd, Provo 3rd,Provo 4th, Provo 5th, Provo 6th.

Bonneville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.82.[2]

Boundaries:

Bonniville Ward, Utah stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeastern part of the city of Provo and vicinity.


History timeline

  • 1913 - The Bonneville Ward, an outgrowth of Provo 1st Ward, organized in February, 1913, extends north to Center St., Provo, east to the mountains, south to Springville 3rd Ward, and west to 4th East St., Provo.

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Manavu Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.468.[3]

Boundaries:

Manauv Ward, Utah Stake, Utah Co., Utah, embraces that part of the city of Provo which is bounded on the north by the city limits, or the Pleasant View Ward, east by the mountains, south by 4th North St. and west by 1st East St.


History timeline

  • 1920 - The word Manavu is derived from the Hebrew meaning “beautiful view”; it can be compared with Nauvoo, Illinois, which stands for “beautiful location.”
  • 1920 - The Manavu Ward was created April 11, 1920, when the Provo 5th Ward was divided and all that part lying north of 4th North St. and east of 1st East St., extending north to the city limits and east to the mountains, was organized into the Manavu Ward.

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Pioneer Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.658.[4]

Boundaries:

Pioneer Ward, Utah Stake, Utah Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, or that part of that city lying between Center St. and the Provo River and 7th West St. and Utah Lake.


History timeline

  • 1913 - Pioneer Ward, an outgrowth of Provo 3rd Ward, was organized April 20, 1913.


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Provo Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p.684-687.[5]

Boundaries:

  • Provo 1st Ward, Utah Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of the city of Provo, or in a district extending north to Center St., east to 4th East St., south to Utah Lake, and west to Academy Avenue.
  • Provo 2nd ward, Utah Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Provo, or a district extending north to Center St., east to 5th West St., and south and west to Utah Lake.
  • Provo 3rd Ward, Utah Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of the city of Provo, or a district extending north to the Provo River, east to 3rd West St., south to Center St., and west to 7th West St. At one time Provo 3rd Ward extended westward to Utah Lake, but the ward was divided in 1913, all that part of the same lying west of 7th West St. being organized as the Pioneer Ward, thus making the west boundary of the ward as stated. Provo 3rd Ward contains much of the business section of the city.
  • Provo 4th Ward, Utah Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the north central part of the city of Provo, or in a district extending north to 10th North St., east to 1st East St., south to Center St., and west to 3rd West St.
  • Provo 5th Ward, Utah Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of the city of Provo, or in a district extending north to 5th North St., east to the mountains, south to Center St., and west to 1st East St. When first organized, Provo 5th Ward extended northward to the city limits, but in 1920 all that part of the ward lying north of 4th North St. was organized as the Manavu Ward, making the northern boundary of the ward 4th North St., as stated above.
  • Provo 6th Ward, Utah Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the south central part of the city of Provo, or in a district extending north to Center St., east to Academy Avenue, south to Utah Lake, and west to 5th West.


History timeline

  • 1852 - In August, 1852, the saints in and around Provo were organized into five bishop’s wards, namely, Provo 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th wards.
  • 1852 - Provo 1st Ward, Provo 2nd Ward, Provo 3rd ward, Provo 4th Ward and Provo 5th Ward were created as early as August 1, 1852, when the newly surveyed city of Provo and surrounding country was divided into five bishop’s wards.
  • 1854 - When the ward was first organized, the saints of Provo 3rd Ward met in private houses, but a building known as “Bell’s Folly” was purchased as a meeting house about 1854.
  • 1870 - A woolen factory was established in Provo in 1870.
  • 1872 - The first carding being done in 1872.
  • 1875 - In 1875 the Brigham Young Academy (later the Brigham Young University) was established in Provo, Utah.
  • 1887 - Provo 5th Ward (No. 2), was organized in June, 1877, later became Lake View Ward. (See Lake View Ward.)
  • 1891 - When first organized, Provo 4th Ward extended northward to the Provo River, but in 1891 all that part of the ward extending north of 8th North St. was organized as the Pleasant View Ward.
  • 1894 - When first organized Provo 2nd Ward extended eastward to 4th West St., but in 1894 two blocks from the Provo 1st Ward were added to it, making the eastern boundary 2nd West St.
  • 1902- In 1902 Provo 6th Ward was organized, the district lying between 2nd and 5th West streets was transferred to that ward, making the boundaries of the 2nd Ward as stated above.
  • 1902 - Provo 5th Ward was organized April 20, 1902, from the eastern part of Provo 4th Ward.
  • 1902 - The Provo 6th Ward, an outgrowth of Provo 1st and Provo 2nd wards, was organized April 20, 1902.
  • 1906 - In 1906 this boundary line was changed to 10th North St. In the beginning, also, Provo 4th Ward extended eastward to the mountains, but in *1902 - All that part of the 4th ward lying east of 1st East St. was organized as the Provo 5th Ward, reducing the boundaries of the ward to their present limits.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.907-908.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.fckLR82.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.468.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.658.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.684-687.