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'''Boundaries:''' Harmony is ten miles southwest of Kanarra, 21 miles by nearest road southwest of Cedar City, and 42 miles northeast of St. George. Harmony is pleasantly situated on the north side of Ash Creek, on a fine level tract of country which slopes gently towards the south and Ash Creek, while the northeast extremity of the Pine Valley Mountains rise majestically southwest of the settlement about a mile distant.
  
 
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*1852 - This is a place subsequently known as Old Harmony.  A was built fort on Ash Creek called Harmony.  At that time there were 15 men in the little colony capable of bearing arms, and six teams were constantly employed for some time in building the fort, which was surrounded by some excellent grazing land.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Beaver+Ward church and other records] for Beaver Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Parowan+Ward church and other records] for Parowan 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]].
  

Revision as of 17:13, 10 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Iron County Church Records go to Parowan 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).

  • 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.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Parowan Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 641-643.[1]

  • Area of the County:
  • Headquarters in: Cedar City, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:

Parowan Stake consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Iron County, and a small part of Washington County, Utah. Most of the saints constituting the Parowan Stake reside in the east part of the country adjacent to the Wasatch 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.

  • 1851 - The first settlers arrived on the present site of Parowan Jan. 13, 1851.
  • 1869 - 1869 Parowan was divided into two wards, namely, the Parowan 1st and the Parowan 2nd wards.
  • 1877 - Temporary stakes of Zion were organized both in Parowan and Cedar City, but the more permanent organization of a stake of Zion did not take place until July, 1877.
  • 1878 - On March 24, 1878, the Parowan Stake was more fully organized.
  • 1885 - Parowan 1st and the Parowan 2nd wards existed side by side until June 20, 1885, when they were amalgamated into one ward, which was given the old name of Parowan.
  • 1919 - From the beginning Parowan was the headquarters of the stake, until 1919, when the headquarters were moved from Parowan to Cedar City, where they now (1930) are, though stake conferences are held alternately in Cedar City and Parowan.
  • 1926 - March 14, 1926, the Parowan Ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Parowan East and the Parowan West wards.
  • 1930 - headquarters were moved from Parowan to Cedar City, where they now (1930) are.



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

Cedar 1st, Cedar 2nd, Cedar 3rd, Enoch, Harmony, Kanarra, Newcastle, Paragonah, Parowan East, Parowan West and Summit.


Cedar City 1st Ward (originally called Cedar City East Ward)

See Encyclopedic History..., p641-643.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Cedar City, (all east of Main Street).

History timeline

  • 1908 - On June 19, 1908, Cedar City 1st Ward was organized when the Cedar City Ward was disorganized and two new wards created in its stead, namely, the Cedar City East and the Cedar City West wards.

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1877==== Cedar City 2nd Ward (originally called Cedar City East Ward) ====

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 642-643.[3]

Boundaries:
Located in the southwest part of Cedar City, being separated from Cedar City 3rd Ward on the north by Cedar St. and from the Cedar City 1st Ward on the east by Main St.

History timeline 

  • 1851 - Cedar City was settled and from these two parent colonies nearly all the other settlements of the saints in Iron County are off-shoots.
  • 1877 - Temporary stakes of Zion were organized both in Parowan and Cedar City, but the more permanent organization of a stake of Zion did not take place until July of 1877.
  • 1919 - The headquarters were moved from Parowan to Cedar City, where they now (1930) are located, though stake conferences are held alternately in Cedar City and Parowan.

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CEDAR CITY 2ND WARD (originally Cedar City West Ward)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 641-642.[4]

Boundaries:
This area consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Cedar City, being separated from Cedar City 3rd Ward on the north by Cedar St. and from the Cedar City 1st Ward on the east by Main St.

History timeline

  • 1908 - organized in June 19, 1908, was divided into the Cedar City East and Cedar City West wards.
  • 1927 - The name of the ward was changed in 1927 from the Cedar City West to the Cedar City 2nd Ward. In 1927 a fine modern chapel was erected in the Cedar City 2nd Ward at a cost of $55,000. The ground for the building was broken May 31, 1927, and the first services held in it Aug. 14, 1927.
  • 1930 - It was dedicated March 9, 1930. This is a fine modern building containing, besides the main auditorium, an amusement hall, ample class room facilities, Relief Society quarters, and a kitchen. The little settlement of Hamilton Fort belongs to this ward.


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CEDAR CITY 3RD WARD Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 642-642.[5]

Boundaries:
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Cedar City lying north of Center Street and west of Main Street.

History timeline

  • 1926 - Organized Dec. 5, 1926.
  • 1930 - Organized Dec. 31, 1930.


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ENOCH Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 642-642.[6]

Boundaries:
The village of Enoch is seven miles northeast of Cedar City and 12 miles southwest of Parowan.


History timeline

  • None given

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HARMONY WARD

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[7]

Boundaries: Harmony is ten miles southwest of Kanarra, 21 miles by nearest road southwest of Cedar City, and 42 miles northeast of St. George. Harmony is pleasantly situated on the north side of Ash Creek, on a fine level tract of country which slopes gently towards the south and Ash Creek, while the northeast extremity of the Pine Valley Mountains rise majestically southwest of the settlement about a mile distant.

History timeline

  • 1852 - This is a place subsequently known as Old Harmony. A was built fort on Ash Creek called Harmony. At that time there were 15 men in the little colony capable of bearing arms, and six teams were constantly employed for some time in building the fort, which was surrounded by some excellent grazing land.

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yy Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[8]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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yy Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[9]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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yy Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[10]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 641-643.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 641-643.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.642-643.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 641-642.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.642-642.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 642-642.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.