Hyde Park

Hyde Park (HM1RP9)

Location: Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Pottawattamie County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 10.648', W 95° 44.81'

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Early Mormon Settlement

Hyde Park was a small farming community just west of here, founded in 1847 by Mormon pioneers. It was named for Orson Hyde, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who took up residence here when he returned that spring from a Church mission in England.
During the summer of 1847, while Brigham Young and other Church officials were leading the advance pioneer company to the Great Salt Lake Valley, Hyde remained to preside over members in the Missouri Valley. He enclosed 50 acres with a split-rail fence and planted 30 acres. He wrote, "The land fairly groans under the burthen of corn and other products of my own labor."
When most of the other Apostles returned from Utah, the presiding Quorum of the Twelve resumed its regular meetings. In one, held here at Hyde's home on 5 December 1847, the Quorum voted to call Brigham Young as President of the Church.
Brigham Young had directed Church affairs after the death of Joseph Smith in 1844. The Quorum also ratified Brother Brigham's choice of Apostles Heber C. Kimball and Willard Richards to be his counselors in the First Presidency.
In another meeting here the next day, they decided to build a large log tabernacle in Kanesville (now Council Bluffs) immediately and a temple in Salt Lake City in the future. Just three weeks later, on 27 December 1847, the First Presidency was sustained by a conference of the general membership held in the new tabernacle.
Hyde Park retained its prominence for five years. As wagons moved west, Orson Hyde continued to preside over the Church in Iowa and to publish The Frontier Guardian newspaper. He and a majority of the Saints still in the area finally moved to Utah in 1852. There was a further exodus in 1853, and few Mormons were left.
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Oct 27, 2016 at 9:03am PDT by pauld

I Saw The Marker

The Stake Partiarch took us out there to visit the site. He told us the history of the Marker and the Non Member who paid for the marker. It was well done. My family Allred had a rope business near this site.

Happy to comment. I will send a picture when I find it among my 2000 picstures!

Oct 26, 2016 at 7:01am PDT by pauld

Details
HM NumberHM1RP9
Tags
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceCommunity Center
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberHM1RP9
Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionHyde Park landmark
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 269595 N 4562095
Decimal Degrees41.17746667, -95.74683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 10.648', W 95° 44.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 10' 38.8800" N, 95° 44' 48.6000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)712
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11212 Dumfries Ave, Council Bluffs IA 51503, US
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Comments 2 comments

  1. It would be interesting to quote the brethren who received a revelation from the Lord concerning the appointment of Brigham Young to be President of the Church! You can find the reference in the book, Succession in the Church edited by Reed C. Durham and Stseven H. Heath. See page: 59-61

    Let me know when you can make this entry.

    Respectfully,

    Paul E. Damron

  2. It would be interesting to quote the brethren who received a revelation from the Lord concerning the appointment of Brigham Young to be President of the Church! You can find the reference in the book, Succession in the Church edited by Reed C. Durham and Stseven H. Heath. See page: 59-61

    Let me know when you can make this entry.

    Respectfully,

    Paul E. Damron

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