The history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the "Mormon" church, has been well researched, yet little has been written about individual community histories. This work centers on the small Mormon community of Syracuse, Utah, located about twenty-five miles north of Salt Lake City on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. From its inception in 1877 through 1987, the community of Syracuse continues to be dominated by the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) influence. This thesis examines the development of this LDS Church settlement, giving emphasis to the early history of the area, prominent families and their roles in business, civic, and church matters, economic advancements in the area and their effects upon the community, the ecclesiastical leaders' direction within the community, and finally population expansions which have taken place in Syracuse.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tucker, J. Kent, "An Examination of the Mormon Settlement of Syracuse, Utah" (1987). Theses and Dissertations. 5176.
Syracuse, Utah, History, Mormon Church, Wards, Syracuse Utah