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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: Southwest part of Salt Lake County, west of the Jordan River.
  • 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.

  • 1900, January 21 - Jordan Stake organized with 12 wards separated from Salt Lake Stake: Draper, Crescent, Granite, East Jordan, Sandy and Union, on the east side of the river, and Bluffdale, Herriman, Bingham, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan on the west side of the river.
  • 1901 - Granite Ward was divided and the northern part organized as the Butler Ward.
  • 1917 - the name of East Jordan Ward was changed to Midvale
  • 1920 - Midvale Ward was divided into two wards and later the East Midvale Ward was created.
  • 1918 - the mining town of Lark was organized as a ward
  • 1920 Sandy Ward was divided into three wards, namely, Sandy 1st, Sandy 2nd, and Sandy 3rd wards
  • 1927, May - Jordan Stake was dissolved and divided into two stakes, namely, the East Jordan Stake and the West Jordan Stake, the Jordan River to be the dividing line between the two stakes.
    • Butler, Crescent, Draper, Midvale, Granite, East Midvale, Sandy 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards, and Union Ward were transferred to the East Jordan Stake
    • Bingham, Bluffdale, Herriman, Lark, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan wards were transferred to the West Jordan Stake


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:

Lark Branch, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Lark, situated near the mouth of Butterfield Canyon, four miles west of Herriman, and about one mile north of Butterfield Creek.

History timeline

  • Prior to the organization of the ward there was a president of the branch, under the direction of the Herriman bishopric.
  • 1918 - Originally the Herriman Ward, was a branch, but on June 23, the saints at Lark were organized as a ward of the Jordan Stake.

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Riverton Wards

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

Boundaries:

  • Riverton 1st Ward

Riverton 1st Ward, West Jordan Stake, salt Lake Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Riverton, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity. The ward is bounded on the north by a line running east and west 40 rods south of the Herriman highway (or Riverton 1st Ward), on the east by the Jordan River, on the south by Bluffdale Ward, and on the west by the Herriman Ward.

  • Riverton 2nd Ward

Riverton 2nd Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Riverton, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity, or a district bounded on the north by South Jordan Ward, on the east by the Jordan River, on the south by Riverton 1st Ward, and on the west by the Herriman Ward.

History timeline

  • 1927 - At a special conference held at Riverton Sept. 18, 1927, Riverton Ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Riverton 1st Ward and the Riverton 2nd Ward, Riverton 1st Ward to contain the south part of the town of Riverton and adjacent district. The Riverton 2nd Ward to comprise the north part of the town of Riverton and surrounding district.

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South Jordan Ward

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

Boundaries:

South Jordan Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake County, Utah, which is bounded on the north by the West Jordan Ward (separated from the Sandy 8rd and Crescent wards), on the east by the Jordan River, bounded on the south by the Riverton 2nd Ward, and west by Herriman.

History timeline

  • 1863 - In 1863 the South Jordan saints were organized as a branch of the West Jordan Ward.
  • 1877 - On June 17, the branch was organized as the South Jordan Ward.

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West Jordan Ward

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

Boundaries:

West Jordan Ward, West Jordan Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake County which is bounded on the north by the Bennion Ward, east by the Jordan River (which separates it from Midvale and Sandy), south by the South Jordan Ward, and west by Tooele County. The ward contains about 48 square miles of valley and mountain country.

History timeline

  • 1852 In January, 1852, the ward organization was effected.
  • 1877 - At a special meeting held June 17, the West Jordan Ward was divided into four wards, namely, Herriman, North Jordan, South Jordan, and West Jordan.

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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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