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Magna in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pleasant Green Ward

 
 
Pleasant Green Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Pleasant Green Ward Marker
Inscription.  Settlers came to this part of the valley around 1850 to farm and stock range. It was known as Pleasant Green and was part of the Brighton Ward of the Salt Lake Stake.

Traveling so far to meetings presented a problem, so members met in private homes. The Pleasant Green Branch was organized July 29, 1877, with John Hirst as presiding elder. A small adobe chapel, 40 feet by 24 feet, was built on this site, and the first meeting was held December 30, 1877. The building also served as a public school. Hirst died September 7, 1878, and Levi Nephi Hardman became presiding elder.

The Pleasant Green Ward was organized October 1, 1882, with Hardman as the first bishop. The ward also included the Hunter Precinct within its boundaries. A much larger chapel, 60 feet by 30 feet, was built in 1897, with Hiram T. Spencer as bishop. Later the small adobe chapel was dismantled. In 1898 the ward had 70 families with 340 members.

In 1904 the ward became part of Pioneer Stake. An amusement hall with spring wooden floor was begun in 1912. Oquirrh Stake was organized from Pioneer Stake in 1923, and this building also served as its
Pleasant Green Ward Marker Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 26, 2010
2. Pleasant Green Ward Marker Monument
stake house for thirty-two years. In 1961 a new building was completed, and this building was no longer used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Pleasant Green is the mother ward of all the wards in this area.
 
Erected 1993 by Salt Lake West Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 467.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 40° 42.675′ N, 112° 5.902′ W. Marker is in Magna, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 2700 South and Titanium Drive (8650 W) when traveling east on 2700 South. Marker is at the northeast corner of the intersection near the Christ Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8630 W 2700 South, Magna UT 84044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Magna Settlements (approx. 2 miles away); Relief Society Granary (approx. 2 miles away); Hunter (approx. 3.6 miles away); Garfield & Lake Point Resorts (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pioneer Black Rock Resort (approx. 7.4 miles away); English Fort
Former Pleasant Green Ward building and monument. image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 26, 2010
3. Former Pleasant Green Ward building and monument.
With sign for new religious occupant.
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 9.4 miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magna.
 
Regarding Pleasant Green Ward. While the LDS Church ceased to use this building in 1961, once again it serves as the gathering place for another religion.
 
Pleasant Green Ward Chapel and marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
4. Pleasant Green Ward Chapel and marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 127 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   4. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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