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=== San Juan Stake  ===
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=== San Juan Stake  ===
  
 
'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 772-773.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 772-773.</ref><br>  
 
'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 772-773.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 772-773.</ref><br>  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Carbon+Stake church and other records] for Carbon Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Grand+Stake church and other records] for Grand Stake, Utah 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]].
  
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
  
Blanding, Monticello and Moab
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Blanding, Monticello and Moab  
  
 
==== Blanding Ward  ====
 
==== Blanding Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 71-72.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 71-72.</ref><br>  
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 71-72.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 71-72.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' Blanding Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on a stretch of cedar-covered highland lying north of the San Juan River, 25 miles north of Bluff, 22 miles south of Moab, and 125 miles southeast of Thompson Springs, the nearest railroad station on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. By wagon road and railroad Blanding is 342 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.  
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'''Boundaries:''' Blanding Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on a stretch of cedar-covered highland lying north of the San Juan River, 25 miles north of Bluff, 22 miles south of Moab, and 125 miles southeast of Thompson Springs, the nearest railroad station on the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Western Railroad. By wagon road and railroad Blanding is 342 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1904 - Presiding Elder in the new settlement (named Grayson) from 1904 to 1908.
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*1904 - Presiding Elder in the new settlement (named Grayson) from 1904 to 1908.  
*1908 - Grayson Branch was organized as the Grayson Ward, July 19, 1908.
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*1908 - Grayson Branch organized as the Grayson Ward, July 19, 1908.  
 
*1916 - The name of the settlement was changed from Grayson to Blanding; Grayson became the Blanding Ward.
 
*1916 - The name of the settlement was changed from Grayson to Blanding; Grayson became the Blanding Ward.
  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 527-528.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 527-528.</ref><br>  
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 527-528.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 527-528.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br> Monticello Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Monticello, and the neighboring village of Verdure, the former situated on North Montezuma Creek, and the latter on South Montezuma Creek.&nbsp;
Monticello Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Monticello, and the neighboring village of Verdure, the former situated on North Montezuma Creek, and the latter on South Montezuma Creek. 
 
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1887 - The settlement of Monticello was founded by Latter-day Saints. After 1887, the settlers on South Montezuma Creek organized as the Verdure Branch.
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*1887 - The settlement of Monticello founded by Latter-day Saints. After 1887, the settlers on South Montezuma Creek organized as the Verdure Branch.  
*1888 - Name of Monticello was given to settlement.
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*1888 - Name of Monticello given to settlement.  
*1890 - LDS meeting house erected and on Aug. 25 the Monticello Ward was organized.
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*1890 - LDS meeting house erected and on Aug. 25 the Monticello Ward organized.
  
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<br> '''Obtain the Records'''
  
'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Monticello+Ward church and other records] for Monticello Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Clear+Creek+Ward church and other records] for Clear Creek Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Columbia Branch  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 155-156.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 155-156.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consisted, in 1930, of a few Latter-day Saint families residing in a coal mining camp situated in the mountains about five miles southeast of Sunnyside, on a flat at the mouth of a rocky canyon, 28 miles southeast of Price
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1925 - Organized into a branch on September 27, 1925.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Columbia+Branch church and other records] for Columbia Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== &nbsp;Garden Creek Branch  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], No page found. <ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} No page found.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Not given
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*Not given.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Garden+Creek+Branch church and other records] for Garden Creek Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Green River Ward  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 303-304.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 303-304.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Green River, a station on the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Western Railroad, 68 miles southeast of Price.
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1904 - Organized into a ward.
 
*1907 - This ward organization functioned when it was discontinued, and the few families of saints who still remained in the town of Green River were organized as a branch of the Church. Later the branch organization was also discontinued as nearly all the members of the Church had left the place.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Green+River+Ward church and other records] for Green River Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Helper Ward  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 331.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 331.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing at Helper, a railroad town on the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Railroad, situated in the narrow Price River Valley, three miles south of Castle Gate, and seven miles northwest of Price.
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1918 - Organized into a branch of the Church March 17, 1918.
 
*1930 - Branch organized as a ward on Dec. 31, 1930.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Helper+Ward church and other records] for Helper Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Hiawatha Branch  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 334.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 334.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the coal-mining camp of Hiawatha which is situated on Miller Creek, at the mouth of a canyon about four miles north of Mohrland, and about 18 miles southwest of Price.
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1920 - Organized into a branch of the Church on June 20, 1920..
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Hiawatha+Branch church and other records] for Hiawatha Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Kenilworth Branch  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 397.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 397.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a coal-mining camp of that name situated on the side of a mountain, about five miles east of Helper and ten miles by wagon road north of Price.
 
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1921 - Organized into a branch of the Church on May 29, 1921.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Kenilworth+Branch church and other records] for Kenilworth Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Price Ward  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 678-679.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 678-679.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the city of Price, and immediate vicinity.
 
 
 
<br> '''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1881 - Branch of church established in Price, Utah.
 
*1882 - A regular bishop’s ward was organized at Price on November 20, 1882.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Price+Ward church and other records] for Price Ward, Utah 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]].
  
==== Spring Glen Ward  ====
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==== Moab Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 827.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 827.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 520-521.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 520-521.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the upper end of Price River Valley, adjacent to the town of Helper on the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Railroad, and about six miles northwest of Price.  
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Moab Ward, San Juan Stake, Grand Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Grand Valley situated on the Colorado River, formerly Grand River.
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1885 - Organized as a branch of the Church in 1885.  
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*1855 - Establishment of the Elk Mountain Mission by Latter-day Saint missionaries.  That mission met with disaster and was broken up.
*1889 - Spring Glen Branch was organized as a ward.  
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*1880 - Latter-day Saints again entered the valley and founded the present settlement of Moab.
*1928 - Branch was organized as a ward on June 21, 1928.
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*1881 - The saints residing in Moab or Grand Valley were organized as a ward Feb. 15.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Beaver+Ward church and other records] for Spring Glen Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Moab+Ward church and other records] forMoab Ward, Utah 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]].
 
==== Standardville Branch  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 832.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 832.</ref><br>
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Standardville, situated in Spring Canyon, about seven miles west of Helper, and 1 1/2 miles west of Storrs.
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
*1921 - Organized into a branch of the Church on May 22, 1921.
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Standardville+Branch church and other records] for Standardville Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
==== Storrs Ward  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 639.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 639.</ref><br>
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
Comprises the saints living in the coal-mining camp of Storrs, situated in Spring Canyon and owned by the Spring Canyon Coal Company. The camp is situated in Spring Canyon, about five miles west of Helper on the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Railroad, and ten miles northwest of Price.
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
*1912 - Organized as a branch of the Church.
 
*1913 - Organized into a regular bishop's ward on May 23, 1913.
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Storrs+Ward church and other records] for Storrs Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
==== Sunnyside Ward  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 847-848.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 847-848.</ref><br>
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the coal-mining camp of Sunnyside, which is situated in Grassy Trail Canyon, about 28 miles southeast of Price
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
*February 4, 1900 - Sunnyside was organized as a branch of the Church.
 
*July 17, 1900 - The branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Sunnyside+Ward church and other records] for Sunnyside Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
==== Wellington Ward  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 934.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 934.</ref><br>
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Wellington, which is a farming community, situated six miles southeast of Price, on the Price River.
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
*1884 - Branch of the Church was organized at Wellington.
 
*1890 - Branch was organized as a ward on May 12, 1890.
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Wellington+Ward church and other records] for Wellington Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
=== References  ===
 
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]] [[Category:Carbon_County,_Utah]] [[Category:LDS_Church_Records]]
 

Revision as of 18:33, 15 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Grand County Church Records go to San Juan 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.772-773.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
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San Juan Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 772-773.[1]

  • Area of the County:All of Grand County, UT
  • Headquarters in (town): Blanding, UT
  • Boundaries of stake:

SAN JUAN STAKE OF ZION consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in San Juan and Grand counties, Utah, with headquarters at Blanding. The stake, in 1930, consisted of only three organized bishop’s wards, namely, Blanding, Monticello and Moab.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1855 - The first attempt made by Latter-day Saints to colonize in that part of Utah now included in the San Juan Stake of Zion took place in 1855, when the authorities of the Church called a number of missionaries, mostly from Manti, Sanpete Co., to locate a settlement among the Indians in the beautiful little valley in which Moab is now situated. This mission, known in the history of the Church as the Elk Mountain Mission, left Manti May 21, 1855, and arrived on the present site of Moab June 12, 1855.
  • 1883 - Organized into the San Juan Stake of Zion Sept. 23.

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.


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

Blanding, Monticello and Moab

Blanding Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 71-72.[2]

Boundaries: Blanding Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on a stretch of cedar-covered highland lying north of the San Juan River, 25 miles north of Bluff, 22 miles south of Moab, and 125 miles southeast of Thompson Springs, the nearest railroad station on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. By wagon road and railroad Blanding is 342 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1904 - Presiding Elder in the new settlement (named Grayson) from 1904 to 1908.
  • 1908 - Grayson Branch organized as the Grayson Ward, July 19, 1908.
  • 1916 - The name of the settlement was changed from Grayson to Blanding; Grayson became the Blanding Ward.


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 Monticello Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 527-528.[3]

Boundaries:
Monticello Ward, San Juan Stake, San Juan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Monticello, and the neighboring village of Verdure, the former situated on North Montezuma Creek, and the latter on South Montezuma Creek. 

History timeline

  • 1887 - The settlement of Monticello founded by Latter-day Saints. After 1887, the settlers on South Montezuma Creek organized as the Verdure Branch.
  • 1888 - Name of Monticello given to settlement.
  • 1890 - LDS meeting house erected and on Aug. 25 the Monticello Ward organized.


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Moab Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 520-521.[4]

Boundaries:

Moab Ward, San Juan Stake, Grand Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Grand Valley situated on the Colorado River, formerly Grand River.

History timeline

  • 1855 - Establishment of the Elk Mountain Mission by Latter-day Saint missionaries. That mission met with disaster and was broken up.
  • 1880 - Latter-day Saints again entered the valley and founded the present settlement of Moab.
  • 1881 - The saints residing in Moab or Grand Valley were organized as a ward Feb. 15.

Obtain the Records

  • Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 772-773.
  • Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 71-72.
  • Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 527-528.
  • Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 520-521.