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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 for this page:Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 939.

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West Jordan Stake

Stake Boundaries as of about 1930's
See Encyclopedic History..., p.939.[1]

  • Area of the County:
  • Headquarters in:
  • Boundaries of stake:

West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Salt Lake County, Utah (west of the Jordan River), and comprises a district of country bounded on the north by the Oquirrh Stake, on the east by the. Jordan River, on the south by Utah County, Utah, and on the west by the Oquirrh Mountains.


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.

  • 1927 - Jordan Stake, Utah was divided on May 8, into two stakes, namely, East Jordan Stake, Utah and West Jordan Stake, the latter to comprise that part of the former Jordan Stake lying west of the Jordan River.

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

Bingham, Bluffdale, Herriman, Riverton 1st, Riverton 2nd, South Jordan, West Jordan Wards and Lark Branch.

Bingham Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 66-67.[2]

Boundaries:

Bingham Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Bingham, which is situated in Bingham Canyon of the Oquirrh Mountains, about 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1896 - The first L. D. S. organization at Bingham was a Sunday school, organized in 1896.
  • 1898 - A branch was organized April 3.
  • 1899 - This branch was organized as a ward Oct. 8.

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Bluffdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 74. .[3]

Boundaries:

Bluffdale Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme south end of Salt Lake County, on both sides of the Jordan River. On the north the ward extends to Riverton and Crescent, on the east to Draper, on the south to the northern boundary of Utah County, and on the west to the Oquirrh Mountains and the Herriman Ward. It contains about 25 square miles of a hilly and mountainous country,

History timeline

  • 1886 - On Aug. 8, the south part of the Riverton Branch and the west part of Draper Ward were organized as a separate ward called the Bluffdale Ward.


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Herriman Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 333.[4]

Boundaries:

Herriman Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah is bounded on the north by South Jordan Ward, on the east by the Riverton and Bluff Dale wards, on the south by Utah County and west by the Oquirrh Mountains, or the Lark Branch. The village of Herriman, containing nearly all the inhabitants, is situated on Butterfield Creek, 22 miles southwest of Salt Lake City and three miles west southwest of Riverton, the nearest railroad station.

History timeline

  • 1858 - 1858, Herriman was organized as a ward.
  • 1876 - Herriman again became a branch of the West Jordan Ward.
  • 1877 - On June 17, Herriman was for the third time organized into a ward.

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Lark Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 414.[5]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Riverton Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 713-714.[6]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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South Jordan Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 816.[7]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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West Jordan Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 939-940.[8]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 939.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 66-67.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 74.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.333.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.414.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.713-714.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.816.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.939-940.

 

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