Twin Falls Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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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.891-892.

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Twin Falls Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 891-892.[1]

  • Area of the County: Twin Falls County, Idaho, south side of the Snake River.
  • Headquarters in: Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Boundaries of stake:

Twin Falls Stake of Zion consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Twin Falls County, Idaho, on the south side of Snake River.

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.

  • 1919 - At a stake conference of the Cassia Stake held July 26, a part of the country, which up to that time had belonged to the Cassia Stake, was organized into a new stake of Zion, named Twin Falls 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

Buhl, Kimberly, Murtaugh, Twin Falls Wards and Hollister Branch.

Buhl Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 96-97.[2]

Boundaries:

Buhl Ward, Twin Falls Stake, Twin Falls County, Idaho Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the railroad and farming town of Buhl, which is the western terminus of the Minidoka and Northwestern Railroad (a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad), eighteen miles northwest of Twin Falls.

History timeline:

  • 1916 - Buhl Ward is an outgrowth of the Twin Falls Ward, to which ward the first L. D. S. settlers in the Buhl district belonged. As early as 1916 the saints at Buhl constituted a branch of the Twin Falls Ward.
  • 1919 - On July 20 the Buhl Branch was organized as a ward.

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Hollister Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 341.[3]

Boundaries:

Hollister Branch, Twin Falls Stake, Twin Falls Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Hollister and surrounding country. Hollister is situated about 20 miles southwest of Twin Falls, being a station on the Twin Falls-Rogerson branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

History timeline

  • 1921 - A few Latter-day Saint families, who had located in the Hollister district, were organized into an independent branch of the Church March 24.

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Kimberly Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 400-401.[4]

Boundaries:

Kimberly Ward, Twin Falls Stake, Twin Falls Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Kimberly and vicinity. This town is situated on the Minidoka-Buhl branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, three miles south of Snake River, six miles east of Twin Falls and 32 miles west of Burley.

History timeline

  • 1905 - On May 28, the saints in the Kimberly district were organized as a branch of the Marion Ward.
  • 1909 - On May 10 the Kimberly Branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Murtaugh Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 557.[5]

Boundaries:

Murtaugh Ward, Twin Falls Stake, Twin Falls County, Idaho consist of the Latter-day Saints residing in the Murtaugh farming district, which is partly under the Twin Falls Reclamation Project, but part of it is also irrigated from the Milner Low Lift Irrigation Project.


History timeline

  • 1916 - Organized as a branch of Marion Ward, Cassia Stake, May 9.
  • 1918 - On May 26, the Murtaugh Branch, which had hitherto belonged to the Marion Ward, was organized as a bishop’s ward.

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Twin Falls Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 892.[6]

Boundaries:

Twin Falls Ward, Twin Falls Stake, Twin Falls Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the incorporated city of Twin Falls and surrounding country.

History timeline

  • 1905 - The first branch organization in this part of Idaho was the Kimberly Branch, organized by the Cassia Stake presidency May 28, 1905.
  • 1908 - The Kimberly Branch was divided Aug. 23, and the west part of the same organized as a separate branch, called the Twin Falls Branch.
  • 1910 - On June 19, the Twin Falls Branch was organized as the Twin Falls Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 891-892.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 96-97.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 341.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 400-401.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 557.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 892.