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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 fort was built 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.
  • 1854 - Owing to Indian difficulties the settlement was temporarily abandoned in 1853, when the people moved to Cedar City, but in 1854, when the settlers returned, another location for a town was chosen and a fort called Fort Harmony built.This fort became a noted rendezvous for Indians who affiliated with the whites.
  • 1862 - This Fort Harmony was washed away in 1862.
  • 1867 - Aug. 31, 1867 when the Harmony Branch was detached from the Cedar City Ward and organized as a separate ward called Harmony.This organization was continued until 1888.
  • 1888 - The organization of the ward was continued until 1890.
  • 1930

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KANARRA WARD Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 642.[8]

Boundaries:

  • It is situated on the Rim of the Basin at the mouth of Kanarra Creek Canyon, surrounded by some good farming land, which is irrigated from Kanarra Creek.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Kanarra was first settled in the spring of 1861 and others who moved up from Fort Harmony and located on Kanarra Creek, about a mile northeast of the present location of the village. Soon afterwards other settlers moved in from Toquerville. These first settlers put in a good crop from which a bounteous harvest was realized in 1861.
  • 1862 - From its incipiency the settlement belonged to Cedar City Ward.

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PARAGONAH WARD

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 642.[9]

Boundaries: Parowan Stake, Iron Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Paragonah, which is located on Red Creek, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, 4 1/2 miles northeast of Parowan, 32 miles southeast of Beaver, 38 miles by nearest road west of Panguitch, and 24 miles northeast of Cedar City.

History timeline

  • 1851 - An attempt to bring the water from Red Creek to Parowan in 1851 proved a failure, and hence a new settlement was founded on Red Creek in the spring of 1852.
  • 1852 - A townsite was surveyed on Red Creek named Paragonah, this being the Piede Indian name for warm water. The new settlement became somewhat popular in the beginning, and as early as December, 1852, nearly a score of families were living on Red Creek, who had enclosed themselves in a fort.
  • 1853 - The settlement was temporarily vacated because of Indian troubles in 1853, the people moving to Parowan. The Paragonah brethren went back to Red Creek to irrigate their lands and mature their crops.
  • 1855 - most of the families who had vacated the settlement in 1853 returned. A new fort was erected at Paragonah, enclosing a parcel of land 105 feet square.
  • 1930 - Dec. 31, 1930, on that date the Paragonah Ward had a membership of 247, including 105 children. The total population of the Paragonah Precinct was 485 in 1930, of which 384 resided in the town of Paragonah.

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NEWCASTLE WARD

See Encyclopedic History..., p.642.[10]

Boundaries: consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the edge of the Escalante Desert at the mouth of Pinto Canyon, 12 miles below old Pinto, 25 miles west of Cedar City, the headquarters of the Parowan Stake, and 20 miles southeast of Modena, the nearest railroad station on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. Newcastle is an outgrowth of Pinto.

History timeline

  • 1897 - 1898 Some of the residents of Pinto, which is located on Pinto Creek up in the mountains southward, realizing the small amount of tillable farming land in that narrow valley, had their eyes upon the extensive flat country lying at the mouth of Pinto Canyon on the edge of the desert.
  • 1907 - Other settlers took up land under the Desert Act, a number of houses were built, a townsite surveyed, and the actual settlement was founded in December, 1907, 10 miles below Pinto, and a little less than two miles above the present townsite of Newcastle.When the new settlement was subsequently formed on the edge of the desert, the place was named Newcastle at the suggestion of Donald Forsyth, in contradistinction from the so-called older castle known as Thornton’s House or Crow Cliff Castle which was simply a summer ranch, generally vacated in the winter. 1913 - The first permanent settlers at Newcastle, who were all Latter-day Saints, attended meetings at Pinto, but when a school house was built at a cost of $1,000, meetings and Sunday school sessions were held there for several years. The saints in the Newcastle settlement were organized as a bishop’s ward June 15, 1913. 1930 - Dec. 31, 1930, on which date Newcastle Ward had a membership of 135, including 34 children.

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Parowan East Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 641-642.[11]

Boundaries: Commencing at the south limit of Parowan on 1st West St., running thence north to the center of the meeting house block, thence east through the center of said block to Main St., thence north on Main St. to the north limits of Parowan.

History timeline

  • 1926 - March 14, 1926, The Parowan East Ward was organized.
  • 1930 - Dec. 31, 1930, The saints of the Parowan East Ward still worship in the chapel built in 1915–1918.

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PAROWAN WEST WARD

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 641-642.[12]

Boundaries:   consists of the west part of the city of Parowan, including a farming district lying west and north of the town.

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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.642-642.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 642.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.642-642.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  16. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  17. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.

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