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Utah Church Records go to Summit County Church Records go to Summit 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 ($).

Summit Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 845, see Ancestry Institution..[1]

  • Area of the County: Located in Summit County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: at Coalville.


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.

  • 1861 - Woodland was added to Summit Stake.
  • 1877 - On July 9, 1877, the saints in Summit County were organized as the Summit Stake of Zion. At that time the stake comprised one ward (Coalville) and ten branches (Echo, Henefer, Hoytsville, Kamas, Peoa, Parley’s Park, Rockport, Upton and Wanship), but on the same date on which the stake was organized all these branches were given ward organizations.
  • 1895 - Oakley was added to the Summit Stake.
  • 1899 - Francis was added to the Summit Stake.
  • 1901 - Park City and Grass Creek were added to the Summit Stake.
  • 1909 - Cluff and Marion were added to the Summit Stake.
  • 1924 - Grass Creek Ward; comprising a mining district, had only a short existence and Parley’s Park Ward became a branch of the Park City Ward in 1924.

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

Cluff, Coalville, Echo, Francis, Henefer, Hoytsville, Kamas, Marion, Oakley, Park City, Peoa, Rockport, Upton, Wanship and Woodland.

Cluff Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 150-151, see Ancestry Institution.[2]

Boundaries:

Located on Chalk Creek, above Coalville. The ward is a continuation of the Coalville East Ward. The L. D. S. meeting house, a frame building, situated 7 1/4 miles east of the Coalville center.

History timeline

  • 1909 - May 2, 1909, the Coalville East Ward had the name of the ward changed to Cluff.

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Coalville Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 151.[3]

Boundaries: Located in Coalville, the seat of Summit County and the headquarters of the Summit Stake of Zion. Coalville is an important town on the Park City Branch Railroad, five miles south of Echo, and 47 miles by highway east of Salt Lake City.

  • Coalville East Ward.(See Cluff Ward.)
  • Coalville North Ward, Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the town of Coalville lying north of 1st North St. The ward, created by the division of Coalville Ward into two wards, existed only from 1889 to 1895, when the two wards were amalgamated as the Coalville Ward.
  • Coalville South Ward, Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, consisted of Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Coalville, or in that part lying south of 1st North St.

History timeline

  • 1889 - On Feb. 9, 1889, Coalville Ward was divided into three wards, namely, the Coalville East, North and South wards.
  • 1889-1895 - The ward, created by the division of Coalville Ward into two wards, existed only from 1889 to 1895, when the two wards were amalgamated as the Coalville Ward.
  • 1889-1895 - Existed only from 1889 to 1895, when the two wards,Coalville North Coalville South, were amalgamated as the Coalville Ward.


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Echo Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.214.[4]

Boundaries:

Located at the mouth of Echo Canyon, five miles north of Coalville, the headquarters of the Summit Stake.

History timeline

  • 1868 - In 1868 the Union Pacific Railroad was constructed through Echo Canyon, a town called Echo City sprang up.
  • 1873 - A branch of the Church was organized at Echo, (Echo City).
  • 1877 - Echo became a ward in 1877.
  • 1922 - The Echo ward was reduced to a branch of the Henefer Ward.
  • 1928 - Feb. 5, 1928, a ward organization was again effected at Echo.


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Francis Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 261.[5]

Boundaries:
Located in Rhoad’s Valley (Kamas Prairie) north of the Provo River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house is located, is about 2 1/2 miles south of the center of Kamas.

History timeline

  • 1899 - Francis Ward, an outgrowth of the Woodland Ward, was organized Nov. 11, 1899.
  • 1901 - November, 1901, the Woodland and Francis wards were transferred from the Wasatch to the Summit Stake.


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Henefer Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 331.[6]

Boundaries:

Located in the little town of Henefer and surrounding district, situated on both sides of the Weber River. Henefer is four miles northwest of Echo and nine miles northwest of Coalville.

History timeline

  • 1877 - On July 9, upon the organization of the Summit Stake, Henefer was organized as a ward.

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Hoytsville Ward

SeeEncyclopedic History..., p. 345.[7]

Boundaries:
Hoytsville Ward,Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, is located in the Hoytsville Precinct, or that part of Weber Valley lying between Coalville on the north and Wanship on the south. A meeting house, built of white sandstone, is centrally located in the ward, three miles south of Coalville and four miles northeast of Wanship.

History timeline *1877 -The ward was organized July 9.

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Kamas Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 386-387.[8]

Boundaries:
Kamas Ward, Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, Located in the central part of the Kamas Prairie. The town of Kamas is located on Beaver Creek, close to the mountains on the east side of the valley, 14 miles east of Park City, 17 miles northeast of Heber City (in Wasatch Co.) and 25 miles southeast of Coalville.

History timeline

  • 1870 - A Bishop was called to preside at Kamas, although no ward organization at that time had been effected.
  • 1877 - July 9, Kamas was organized as a ward.

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Marion Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 477.[9]

Boundaries:
Marion Ward, Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, The ward extends north to the Weber River and south to Kamas. The meeting house, stands on the east side of the main road running north and south through the ward and is about three miles north of Kamas.

History timeline

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yy Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 386-387.[10]

Boundaries:
Kamas Ward, Summit Stake, Summit Co., Utah, Located in the central part of the Kamas Prairie. The town of Kamas is located on Beaver Creek, close to the mountains on the east side of the valley, 14 miles east of Park City, 17 miles northeast of Heber City (in Wasatch Co.) and 25 miles southeast of Coalville.

History timeline

  • 1870 - A Bishop was called to preside at Kamas, although no ward organization at that time had been effected.
  • 1877 - July 9, Kamas was organized as a ward.

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References

   ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  ↑ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.845, see Ancestry Institution.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 150-151, see Ancestry Institution.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 151.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 214.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.261.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.331.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.345.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 386-387.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 477.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 386-387.