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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Washington County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Washington County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Zion Park Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Coconino County, Arizona#Church Records|Coconino County, Arizona]] and [[Washington County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Washington County, Utah]] Church Records [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Zion Park Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
  
 
This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.  
 
This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.  
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=== Zion Park Stake, 1930  ===
 
=== Zion Park Stake, 1930  ===
  
'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br>See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 972-973.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 972-973.</ref><br>
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'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br>See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 972-973.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 972-973.</ref><br>  
  
 
*Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Washington County, Utah.  
 
*Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Washington County, Utah.  
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*1877 - St. George Stake was organized on April 7.
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*1877 - St. George Stake was organized on April 7.  
*1877 - Kanab Stake was organized on April 18.
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*1877 - [[Kanab Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Kanab Stake, Utah]] was organized on April 18.  
*1929 - St. George Stake was divided into an eastern part and a western part, the western part to continue as the St. George Stake, and the eastern part organized as the Zion Park Stake.
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*1929 - St. George Stake was divided into an eastern part and a western part, the western part to continue as the [[St. George Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|St. George Stake, Utah]] and the eastern part organized as the Zion Park Stake.
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
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==== Obtain the Records  ====
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Zion+Park+Stake+Utah church and other records] for Zion Park Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*Records of this stake are contained in the ward records below.
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
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Hurricane North, Hurricane South, LaVerkin, Rockville, Springdale, Toquerville and Virgin. Also Shonesburg Branch, Utah and Cane Beds Branch in northern Arizona were included.  
 
Hurricane North, Hurricane South, LaVerkin, Rockville, Springdale, Toquerville and Virgin. Also Shonesburg Branch, Utah and Cane Beds Branch in northern Arizona were included.  
  
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==== Cane Beds Branch  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 114 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 114 .</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
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Cane Beds Branch, Zion Park Stake, Coconino Co., Arizona consists of about half a dozen families of saints residing in a scattered condition on the flats or highlands south of the Rio Virgen, about 30 miles southeast of Rockville, and about 15 miles northwest of Pipe Springs, Ariz.
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<br> <br>'''History timeline'''
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*1930 - Cane Beds Branch in existence with a presiding elder on December 31.
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'''Obtain the records'''
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*Check with [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
 
==== Hurricane Wards  ====
 
==== Hurricane Wards  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 349 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 349 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 349 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 349 .</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>  
  
 
:*Hurricane North Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Hurricane
 
:*Hurricane North Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Hurricane
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'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Hurricane+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Hurricane Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Hurricane|corporate|disp=Hurricane Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
 
==== La Verkin Ward  ====
 
==== La Verkin Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 418-419.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 418-419.</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 418-419.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 418-419.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
  
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the snug little town of La Verkin, which is situated on the north side of the Rio Virgen, opposite Hurricane. It is a town with pleasant homes, situated about two miles northeast of Hurricane, nine miles southeast of Toquerville and 20 miles, by nearest road, northeast of St. George.
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La Verkin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the snug little town of La Verkin, which is situated on the north side of the Rio Virgen, opposite Hurricane. It is a town with pleasant homes, situated about two miles northeast of Hurricane, nine miles southeast of Toquerville and 20 miles, by nearest road, northeast of St. George.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1900 - First families moved onto the townsite of La Verkin.
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*1900 - First families moved onto the townsite of La Verkin.  
 
*1904 - La Verkin Ward was organized on June 23.
 
*1904 - La Verkin Ward was organized on June 23.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}La+Verkin+Ward+(Utah) church and other records] for La Verkin Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. La Verkin|corporate|disp=La Verkin Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
 
==== Rockville Ward  ====
 
==== Rockville Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 717.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 717.</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 717.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 717.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Rockville, and also in the village of Shonesburg. Rockville is situated in the narrow Rio Virgen Valley on the north banks of said stream. The farming land belonging to the settlement consists of narrow strips on both sides of the river, where the valley is scarcely a mile wide. The gardens and farms of Rockville are irrigated from the Rio Virgen and its north fork. Rockville is 10 miles up the Rio Virgen from Virgin City, 20 miles southeast of Toquerville, 15 miles east of Hurricane, the stake headquarters, and 43 miles northeast of St. George.  
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Rockville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Rockville, and also in the village of Shonesburg. Rockville is situated in the narrow Rio Virgen Valley on the north banks of said stream. The farming land belonging to the settlement consists of narrow strips on both sides of the river, where the valley is scarcely a mile wide. The gardens and farms of Rockville are irrigated from the Rio Virgen and its north fork. Rockville is 10 miles up the Rio Virgen from Virgin City, 20 miles southeast of Toquerville, 15 miles east of Hurricane, the stake headquarters, and 43 miles northeast of St. George.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1861 - Rockville founded as a settlement, the location being at a place named Adventure.
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*1861 - Rockville founded as a settlement, the location being at a place named Adventure.  
*1862 - Present townsite of Rockville was selected and surveyed. The site of Adventure was abandoned.
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*1862 - Present townsite of Rockville was selected and surveyed. The site of Adventure was abandoned.  
 
*1866 - Rockville was organized as a ward.
 
*1866 - Rockville was organized as a ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Rockvilleh+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Rockville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Rockville|corporate|disp=Rockville Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].<br>
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Coveville Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 162-63.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 162-63.</ref><br>
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==== Shonesburg Branch (discontinued) ====
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>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.  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 792.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 792.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
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Shonesburg Branch, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little settlement of Shonesburg, situated on the Rio Virgen about five miles east of Rockville.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.  
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*1862 - Shonesburg was settled on January 20.  
*1877 - Organized as a branch.  
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*1862 - Shonesburg was organized as a branch.  
*1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.
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*1889 - Soon after this date the Shonesburg Branch was discontinued, and the few saints who were left were transferred to the Rockville Ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Coveville+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Coveville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Rockville|corporate|disp=Rockville Ward (parent of Shonesburg Branch)}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Lewiston Wards ====
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==== Springdale Ward ====
 
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 429-431.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 429-431.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 829.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p.829.</ref><br>  
  
*Lewiston 1st Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Lewiston Precinct. The Ward extends northward to the boundary line between Utah and Idaho, east and south to Cub River, and west to Lewiston 2nd and 3rd Wards.
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>
  
*Lewiston 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah. All the saints in the Lewiston Precinct belonged to the Lewiston Ward until 1907, when the Lewiston Ward was divided into the Lewiston 1st and the Lewiston 2nd Wards.
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Springdale Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park
 
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*Lewiston 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache co., Utah was organized April 17, 1909, from parts of the Lewiston 1st Ward.
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.  
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*1862 - Springdale was first settled in the fall.  
*1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.  
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*1864 - The Springdale Branch was organized in July.  
*1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards, namely, the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.
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*1887 - Springdale was organized as a ward on November 6.
*1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.
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'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Lewiston+Ward+Utah church and other records] for the Lewiston Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Springdale|corporate|disp=Springdale Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
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==== Toquerville Ward  ====
  
==== Smithfield Wards  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 883.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 883.</ref><br>
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 799-800.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 799-800.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br>
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Toquerville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park
  
*Smithfield 1st Ward, Benson Stake, consists of that part of the city of Smithfield in Cache County, Utah, lying north of Summit Creek, extending to the mountains on the east, to the Smithfield 3rd Ward on the south, and to the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
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<br>'''History timeline'''
  
*Smithfield 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Smithfield, or that part of said city lying south of Summit Creek and west of Main St. Southward the ward extends to Hyde Park and westward to Bear River.
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*1858 - Settlers located on the present site of Toquerville.  
 
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*1858 - Toquerville was organized as a Toquerville Branch on April 10.  
*Smithfield 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of the city of Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah. It is separated on the north from the Smithfield 1st Ward by Summit Creek. Eastward it extends to the mountains and Southward to the Hyde Park Ward. The main street of Smithfield separates it from the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
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*1861 - Toquerville Branch was organized as a Toquerville Ward on November 18.
 
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'''History timeline'''
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*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.
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*1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.
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'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Smithfield+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Smithfield Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Toquerville|corporate|disp=Toquerville Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
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==== Trenton Ward  ====
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==== Virgin Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 885.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 885.</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 916.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 916.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>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.
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'''Boundaries:'''<br>  
  
'''History timeline'''
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virgin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Virgin, located on the north side of the Rio Virgen, just below the point where North Creek unites with the main stream, ten miles below or northwest of Rockville, six miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake, 33 miles northeast of St. George, and 35 miles southwest of Cedar City, the nearest railroad station.
  
*1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.  
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<br>'''History timeline'''
*1901 - Trenton Ward belonged to the [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]] until 1901, since which it has constituted a part of the Benson Stake.
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*1858 - Site of Virgin was settled and attached to the Harmony Ward.
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*1868 - The Virgin Branch was organized as the Virgin Ward.  
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*1910 - The ward organization was temporarily suspended and Virgin was made a branch of the Hurricane Ward.
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*1916 - The Virgin Ward was reorganized.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Trenton+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Trenton Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Virgin|corporate|disp=Virgin Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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Latest revision as of 22:14, 10 April 2013

Utah Church Records go to Coconino County, Arizona and Washington County, Utah Church Records go to Zion Park Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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.972-973.

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Contents

Zion Park Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 972-973.[1]

  • Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Washington County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Hurricane, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake:


Northward the stake is bounded by the Parowan Stake, and eastward by the Kanab Stake. South the stake extends to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona, and west to the Saint George Stake.


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.

  • 1877 - St. George Stake was organized on April 7.
  • 1877 - Kanab Stake, Utah was organized on April 18.
  • 1929 - St. George Stake was divided into an eastern part and a western part, the western part to continue as the St. George Stake, Utah and the eastern part organized as the Zion Park 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.

Obtain the Records

  • Records of this stake are contained in the ward records below.
  • For additional resources, see Church History Library.

Wards and Branches

Hurricane North, Hurricane South, LaVerkin, Rockville, Springdale, Toquerville and Virgin. Also Shonesburg Branch, Utah and Cane Beds Branch in northern Arizona were included.


Cane Beds Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 114 .[2]

Boundaries:

Cane Beds Branch, Zion Park Stake, Coconino Co., Arizona consists of about half a dozen families of saints residing in a scattered condition on the flats or highlands south of the Rio Virgen, about 30 miles southeast of Rockville, and about 15 miles northwest of Pipe Springs, Ariz.



History timeline

  • 1930 - Cane Beds Branch in existence with a presiding elder on December 31.

Obtain the records

Hurricane Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 349 .[3]

Boundaries:

  • Hurricane North Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Hurricane
  • Hurricane South Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Hurricane


History timeline

  • 1928 - Hurricane Ward was divided into Hurricane North Ward and Hurricane South Ward.

Obtain the records

La Verkin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 418-419.[4]

Boundaries:

La Verkin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the snug little town of La Verkin, which is situated on the north side of the Rio Virgen, opposite Hurricane. It is a town with pleasant homes, situated about two miles northeast of Hurricane, nine miles southeast of Toquerville and 20 miles, by nearest road, northeast of St. George.

History timeline

  • 1900 - First families moved onto the townsite of La Verkin.
  • 1904 - La Verkin Ward was organized on June 23.

Obtain the records

Rockville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 717.[5]

Boundaries:

Rockville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Rockville, and also in the village of Shonesburg. Rockville is situated in the narrow Rio Virgen Valley on the north banks of said stream. The farming land belonging to the settlement consists of narrow strips on both sides of the river, where the valley is scarcely a mile wide. The gardens and farms of Rockville are irrigated from the Rio Virgen and its north fork. Rockville is 10 miles up the Rio Virgen from Virgin City, 20 miles southeast of Toquerville, 15 miles east of Hurricane, the stake headquarters, and 43 miles northeast of St. George.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Rockville founded as a settlement, the location being at a place named Adventure.
  • 1862 - Present townsite of Rockville was selected and surveyed. The site of Adventure was abandoned.
  • 1866 - Rockville was organized as a ward.

Obtain the records


Shonesburg Branch (discontinued)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 792.[6]

Boundaries:

Shonesburg Branch, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little settlement of Shonesburg, situated on the Rio Virgen about five miles east of Rockville.

History timeline

  • 1862 - Shonesburg was settled on January 20.
  • 1862 - Shonesburg was organized as a branch.
  • 1889 - Soon after this date the Shonesburg Branch was discontinued, and the few saints who were left were transferred to the Rockville Ward.

Obtain the records

Springdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 829.[7]

Boundaries:

Springdale Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park

History timeline

  • 1862 - Springdale was first settled in the fall.
  • 1864 - The Springdale Branch was organized in July.
  • 1887 - Springdale was organized as a ward on November 6.

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Toquerville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 883.[8]

Boundaries:

Toquerville Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Springdale, which is situated on the north fork of the Rio Virgen, about two miles up-stream from the junction of the North Fork with the Rio Virgen proper. Springdale is four miles northeast of Rockville, 24 miles northeast of Toquerville, and 20 miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake. Springdale is situated within a mile of the south entrance of Zion Park


History timeline

  • 1858 - Settlers located on the present site of Toquerville.
  • 1858 - Toquerville was organized as a Toquerville Branch on April 10.
  • 1861 - Toquerville Branch was organized as a Toquerville Ward on November 18.

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Virgin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 916.[9]

Boundaries:

virgin Ward, Zion Park Stake, Washington Co., Utah consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Virgin, located on the north side of the Rio Virgen, just below the point where North Creek unites with the main stream, ten miles below or northwest of Rockville, six miles east of Hurricane, the headquarters of the Zion Park Stake, 33 miles northeast of St. George, and 35 miles southwest of Cedar City, the nearest railroad station.


History timeline

  • 1858 - Site of Virgin was settled and attached to the Harmony Ward.
  • 1868 - The Virgin Branch was organized as the Virgin Ward.
  • 1910 - The ward organization was temporarily suspended and Virgin was made a branch of the Hurricane Ward.
  • 1916 - The Virgin Ward was reorganized.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 972-973.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 114 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 349 .
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 418-419.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 717.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 792.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.829.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 883.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 916.

 

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