• Oldest Stake in Carbon County (1910)
  • 61st Operating Stake of the Church
  • Originally Called "Carbon Stake"

Stake History[]

1910 Carbon Stake[]

This stake was originally founded in 1910 as the Carbon Stake with Gustave A. Iverson (1871-1945) as the first stake president. He had immigrated from Norway to the Sanpete Valley in 1875 with his family and had also served as Missionary to Norway 1892-4; second counselor in presidency South San Pete stake; Price County recorder of San Pete county 1896; Utah state senator 12th district 1911-14; assistant attorney general of Utah 1913 Attorney.

Later was called as a mission president to Washington, D.C. and coordinator for all US Military Chaplains in World War II there. He passed away while awaiting his mission release on Victory Europe Day (8 May 1945).

Carbon County Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Utah's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Youth who strive to build up Zion across Utah and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Manti Utah Temple[]


Manti Utah Temple is the third temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built west of the Mississippi River, after the pioneers westward trek. It is the biggest landmark of the Sanpete Valley. The temple was completed in 1888, and a private dedication was held on May 17, 1888, with a prayer written by Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898).