WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
SOUTHERN UTAH MISSION
LOCATIONSouthern Utah, Northern Arizona, Southeastern Nevada, Eastern California
HISTORYThe Southern Utah Mission was formed in 1861 when Brigham Young called 309 families to go establish St. George.
The Southern Utah Mission was given eccesiastical responsibility for all communities in the southern half of the Utah Territory including (at that time) Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Southeastern Nevada, and Eastern California.
In 1877, there was a major reorganization of all the settlements in the Utah Territory which was divided up into stakes.
OFFICIALSErastus Snow, Presiding Elder (1861-1869).
Joseph W. Young, Assistant to the President and President of the Muddy River Mission.
James G. Bleak, Clerk.
REFERENCESAnnals of the Southern Utah Mission [Unknown Binding]
by James Godson Bleak
The James Godson Bleak Papers, 1864-1895
A collection at the Utah State Historical Society
The Southern Utah Mission: New Views on Its Purpose and Accomplishments"
by Wayne K. Hinton
18th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture, March 14, 2001
History of Santa Clara, Utah: a Blossom in the Desert
Compiled and edited by Joyce Wittwer Whittaker
Published by the Santa Clara Historical Society, 2003.