Cedar City Mission Presidents, Temple Presidents & Seventy

MISSION PRESIDENTS (RESIDE IN CEDAR CITY)

  • David James Grant & Judith Wilson Grant – Cedar City 16th Ward, Cedar City Utah Cross Hollow Stake – Adriatic North Mission
  • Rulon Larry Brough & Estella Joy Brough – Enoch 1st Ward, Enoch Utah Stake – Kentucky Louisville Mission
  • James Michael Wilson & Jan Carter Wilson – Cedar City 13th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake – California Bakersfield Mission
  • Arthur L. Porter & Elaine Agren Porter – Cedar 16th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake – Mission?
  • A. Burnell Hunt & Velma Waite Hunt – Spanish Trails Ward, Enoch Utah Stake – Philippines Cabanatuan Mission
  • Kent D. Watson & Connie Lingmann Watson – Cedarview Ward – Taiwan Taichung Mission
  • Ronald Woodbury Heaton & Sandra Leigh Cooper Heaton – Cedar 17th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake – Uruguay Montevideo West Mission
  • Earl L. Christison & Melba Lynn McMillan Christison, Rock Creek Ward, Maple Valley Washington Stake – Colorado Denver South Mission

MISSION PRESIDENTS (BORN IN CEDAR CITY)

  • David Arthur Foote & Christina Kelly Foote – Bermuda Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Warm Springs Stake – Georgia Atlanta Mission
  • Gordon Leo Wadsworth & Michele Louisa Gaffin Wadsworth – Panaca 1st Ward, Panaca Nevada Stake – Montana Billings Mission
  • Jeffrey Gordon Rogers & Mitzie Talbot Rogers – Green Valley 3rd Ward, St. George Utah Green Valley Stake – New York Utica Mission

TEMPLE PRESIDENTS (RESIDE IN CEDAR CITY)

  • Harold Harrison Hiskey & Mona Ellett Hiskey – Cedar City 13th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake – St. George Utah Temple
  • C. Kent Hugh & Karen Louise Jameson Hugh – CedarCity  16th Ward, Cedar City Utah Cross Hollow Stake – St. Paul Minnesota Temple

TEMPLE PRESIDENTS (BORN IN ENOCH)

  • George Steven Grimshaw & Carla Price Grimshaw, Gunnison 1st Ward, Gunnison Utah Stake – Manti Utah Temple

SEVENTY

  • Kent D. Watson (General)
  • Jeffrey J. Marchant (Area)
  • Daniel M. Jones (Area)
  • Dane O. Leavitt (Area)

LDS Stake Presidents

List of current and past LDS stake presidents in the Cedar City area:

CANYON VIEW STAKE
Allan D Rau (Current)
Mark Elbert Eastmond
Robert Browning Platt

CEDAR NORTH STAKE
Bret G. Whittier (Current)
Arthur Lamond Tait
Charles Henry Blackburn
Kenneth Sylvester Munford
Kent H. Stapley

CEDAR STAKE
Eric Howard Grimm (Current)
Dale Simkins Orton
Wayne Kendall Hinton
Steven Decker Corry
Daniel Boyd Crawford
David L Sargent

CROSS HOLLOW STAKE
Gregory James Powell

CEDAR WEST STAKE
Eric Jon Schmutz (Current)
Thomas Miles Higbee
Harold Harrison Hiskey
Jeffrey Jones Marchant
Conrad V. Hatch

ENOCH STAKE
Daren Anderson Lovell (Current)
R. Larry Brough
Robert A. Rasmussen
Amos Burnell Hunt
Robert Louis Blattner

ENOCH WEST STAKE
Calvin J. Rollins

CC MARRIED STAKE (3rd)
Eric O. Leavitt (Current)
David Herbert Nakken
James Spencer Johnson
Daniel M. Jones
Russell G. Bulloch

YSA FIRST STAKE
David Herbert Nakken (Current)
James M. Wilson
Hans Quinn Chamberlain
Wayne A. Smith

YSA SECOND STAKE
Kelly Darlo Esplin (Current)
Bruce Michael Crankshaw
Dane Okerlund Leavitt
David James Grant
Warren Morrill Woolsey

Top 100 Events in Cedar City History

Iron Mission State Park Blast Furnace
Blast Furance replica

We’ve started a list of the top 100 events in the history of Cedar City. What event(s) would you add to this historical timeline? If you know the year for an event, please comment.

ALPHABETICAL:

  1. Branch Normal School (1897)
  2. Brian Head Resort established (1964)
  3. Canyon View High School established (1997)
  4. Cedar City Airpot (1940’s)
  5. Cedar City Tabernacle erected (1885)
  6. Cedar City Tabernacle demolished (1932)
  7. Cedar High School founded (1940)
  8. Cedar High School (present location) (1963)
  9. Cedar City Temple announced (April 6, 2013)
  10. Centrum completed (1985)
  11. Eccles Coliseum (1967)
  12. First female mayor elected (Maile Wilson) (November 5, 2013)
  13. Founding of Cedar City (November 11, 1851)
  14. Henry Lunt statue (November 10, 2007)
  15. Kmart closed (2003)
  16. Leigh Hotel fire (March 25, 1962)
  17. Lighthouse (?)
  18. Morton Metalcraft changed to Metalcraft Technologies (1989)
  19. Mountain Meadows Massacre (November 1857)
  20. Old Hospital (Leavitt Group HQ) (1922)
  21. Old Main completed (1898)
  22. Old Main fire (December 12, 1948)
  23. Post Office (?)
  24. Railroad (Union Pacific) came to Cedar City (June 15, 1923)
  25. Red Canyon Dermatology Plane Crash (August 22, 2008)
  26. Rock Church (1930)
  27. Sherratt Library (March 1996)
  28. Shooting/Explosion in Cove Killed Boys (?)
  29. Skywest Airlines (1972)
  30. Southern Utah State College (SUSC) (1969)
  31. Southern Utah University (SUU) (1991)
  32. State Bank of Southern Utah (present location) (1999)
  33. Tony Award (Utah Shakespeare Festival) (May 8, 2000)
  34. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded (1961)
  35. Utah Summer Games began (1986)
  36. Valley View Medical Center (old location) (1963)
  37. Walmart opened (?)

CHRONOLOGICAL:

  1. Founding of Cedar City (November 11, 1851)
  2. Mountain Meadows Massacre (November 1857)
  3. Cedar City Tabernacle erected (1885)
  4. Branch Normal School (1897)
  5. Old Main completed (1898)
  6. Old Hospital (Leavitt Group HQ) (1922)
  7. Railroad (Union Pacific) came to Cedar City (June 15, 1923)
  8. Rock Church (1930)
  9. Cedar City Tabernacle demolished (1932)
  10. Cedar High School founded (1940)
  11. Cedar City Airpot (1940’s)
  12. Old Main fire (December 12, 1948)
  13. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded (1961)
  14. Leigh Hotel fire (March 25, 1962)
  15. Cedar High School (present location) (1963)
  16. Valley View Medical Center (old location) (1963)
  17. Brian Head Resort established (1964)
  18. Eccles Coliseum (1967)
  19. Southern Utah State College (SUSC) (1969)
  20. Skywest Airlines (1972)
  21. Centrum completed (1985)
  22. Utah Summer Games began (1986)
  23. Morton Metalcraft changed to Metalcraft Technologies (1989)
  24. Southern Utah University (SUU) (1991)
  25. Sherratt Library (March 1996)
  26. Canyon View High School established (1997)
  27. State Bank of Southern Utah (present location) (1999)
  28. Tony Award (Utah Shakespeare Festival) (May 8, 2000)
  29. Walmart opened (?)
  30. Lighthouse (?)
  31. Kmart closed (2003)
  32. Henry Lunt statue (November 10, 2007)
  33. Red Canyon Dermatology Plane Crash (August 22, 2008)
  34. Cedar City Temple announced (April 6, 2013)
  35. First female mayor elected (Maile Wilson) (November 5, 2013)

Top 100 Things to Do in Cedar City

Cedar Bowling Center
Cedar Bowling Center

We’ve started a list of the top 100 things to do in Cedar City. What activities or attractions would you add to the list? This list is alphabetized, not ranked in order.

  1. 5K’s
  2. Aquatic Center (Swimming)
  3. Arrests & Bookings (Just check them, don’t appear in them)
  4. Ashcroft Observatory
  5. Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery (SUU)
  6. Cedar Bowling Center
  7. Cedar Canyon Half Marathon (September)
  8. Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival
  9. Cedar Livestock Market
  10. Cedar Ridge Golf Course
  11. Cedar Valley Community Theatre
  12. Cemetery
  13. Centrum Arena (Basketball, Gymnastics)
  14. City Council Meetings
  15. Coal Creek Trail
  16. Cross Hollow Event Center (Equestrian, Rodeo)
  17. “C” Overlook
  18. “C” Trail (Biking, Walking)
  19. Eccles Coliseum (SUU Football)
  20. Farmer’s Markets
  21. Field at the Hills Softball Complex
  22. Fire Road Cycling
  23. Fitness Centers
  24. Frontier Homestead State Park (Iron Mission)
  25. Glacier Community Ice Rink (Hockey, Ice-skating)
  26. Groovefest
  27. Happy Factory
  28. Heritage Center (Concerts, Plays)
  29. High school sports
  30. In Jubilo Women’s Chorale
  31. July Jamboree
  32. Kite Flight
  33. Lake at the Hills (Fishing, Swimming)
  34. Library at the Park
  35. Little League Baseball Complex
  36. Main Street Mile (Pioneer Day)
  37. Master Singers
  38. Movies (Downtown, Fiddler, Stadium)
  39. Museum of Natural History (SUU)
  40. Nature Park (Entrance to Cedar Canyon)
  41. Neil Simon Festival
  42. Off the Cuff Comedy
  43. Orchestra of Southern Utah
  44. Parks (Canyon, Bicentennial, Main Street Park, Park Discovery)
  45. Restaurants
  46. Rock Church
  47. Shopping
  48. Skateboard Park (Exit 59)
  49. Storybook Cavalcade (Christmas Parade)
  50. SUU Indoor Track
  51. SUU Pickleball Courts
  52. SUU Racquetball Courts
  53. SUU Swimming Pool
  54. SUU Tennis Courts
  55. Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire
  56. Utah Shakespeare Festival
  57. Utah Summer Games
  58. Veteran’s War Memorial

NEAR CEDAR CITY:

  1. Aspen Mirror Lake
  2. Brian Head Resort
  3. Bristlecone Pine Trail
  4. Bryce Canyon
  5. Cascade Falls
  6. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  7. Cedar Canyon
  8. Deer Haven
  9. Duck Creek
  10. Iron County Fair
  11. Kanarraville Falls
  12. Kids Pond
  13. Kolob Reservoir
  14. Mammoth Cave
  15. Navajo Lake
  16. New Castle Reservoir
  17. Panguitch Lake
  18. Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
  19. Red Cliffs
  20. Shooting Range
  21. Squaw Cave
  22. SUU Mountain Center (College Cabin)
  23. Three Peaks Modelport
  24. Three Peaks Recreation Area (Biking, Camping, Hiking)
  25. Woods Ranch
  26. Yankee Meadows
  27. Zion National Park

CREATIVE:

  1. Frisbee
  2. Paper Airplanes
  3. Photography
  4. Volunteer

Top 100 Famous People of Cedar City

Scott L Wyatt
Scott L Wyatt

We’ve started a list of the top 100 famous people of Cedar City (People who live here now or who used to live here. People famous to residents or famous to non-residents). Alphabetized by first name. Who do you think should be added to the list?

  1. Ally Condie – Author
  2. Brad Sorensen – First SUU football player drafted in the NFL
  3. Cameron Levins – Runner
  4. Charles & Donna Cooley – Founders of the Happy Factory
  5. Dana Miller – Former president of SWATC and Wasatch 100 runner
  6. Dane O. Leavitt – Former LDS Area Seventy
  7. Del Parson – Artist and Professor
  8. Dick Coston – High school swimming coach
  9. Dixie Leavitt – Founder of the Leavitt Group and CEO of the Leavitt Group
  10. Ellen Wheeler – Actress
  11. Eric Houle – SUU track coach
  12. Eric J. Schmutz – CEO of State Bank of Southern Utah and LDS Stake President
  13. Evan Vickers – Member of the Utah Senate, business owner
  14. Francis Webster – Former Cedar City mayor
  15. Fred C. Adams – Founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival
  16. Gerald Sherratt – Format mayor, Former SUU President
  17. Harold Shirley – Former Cedar City mayor
  18. Harry Reid – Senate Minority Leader and former SUU alumnus
  19. Henry Lunt – Founder of Cedar City
  20. Jennifer Davis – Real estate agent
  21. Jill Stevens Shepherd – Miss Utah 2007
  22. Jim Jones – Artist
  23. Joe Burgess – Businessman, Former mayor of Cedar City
  24. John Westwood – Member of the Utah House of Representatives
  25. Lee Holmes – Barber
  26. L. E. Modesitt Jr. – Author
  27. L. V. Broadbent – Former Cedar City mayor and former doctor
  28. Maile Wilson – Mayor
  29. Michael O. Leavitt – Former governor of Utah
  30. Michael T. Benson – Former President of SUU
  31. Mitch Talbot – MLB Player
  32. Renn & Ree Zaphiropoulos
  33. Rich Wilson – Co-founder of the Utah Summer Games
  34. Robert Corry – Cedar High coach and physician
  35. Robert Linford – Former Cedar City mayor
  36. Royden C. Braithwaite – Former president of SUSC
  37. Scott Bauman – SUU gymnastics coach
  38. Scott L Wyatt – SUU President
  39. Steve Hodson – Former high school & college basketball coach

Top 100 Icons of Cedar City

Cedar City Icons & Landmarks
Cedar City Icons

We’ve started a list of the top 100 icons/symbols of Cedar City. What do you think should be added to the list?

FIRST 50:

  1. Adams Theatre
  2. Brad’s Food Hut
  3. Burger Alley (200 North – Highway 56)
  4. Canyon View High School (CVHS)
  5. Cedar Canyon
  6. Cedar City Airport
  7. Cedar City Tabernacle (Old)
  8. Cedar City Temple
  9. Cedar High School
  10. Cedar Mountain
  11. Cedar Post Pawn Shop
  12. Cedar Ridge Golf Course
  13. Cemetery
  14. Centrum & Centurium
  15. Coal Creek
  16. College Cabin (SUU Mountain Center)
  17. “C” on the mountain
  18. Eccles Coliseum
  19. El Escalanate Hotel (Old)
  20. Enoch
  21. Fiddler Canyon
  22. Fred C. Adams
  23. Frontier Homestead State Park (Iron Mission)
  24. Henry Lunt
  25. Heritage Center
  26. Leigh Hill
  27. Lighthouse
  28. Main Street
  29. Milt’s Stage Stop
  30. Old Library
  31. Old Main
  32. Park Discovery
  33. Providence Center
  34. Red Hill
  35. Redmen Water Tank
  36. Rock Church
  37. Rocky Mountain Furniture (Leigh Furniture)
  38. Rusty’s Ranch House
  39. Sharwan Smith Center
  40. Southern Utah University (SUU)
  41. State Bank of Southern Utah
  42. Statues (Bronze)
  43. The Cove
  44. The Leavitt Group
  45. The Pizza Factory
  46. Top Spot (Old)
  47. Train Depot (Old)
  48. Utah Shakespeare Festival
  49. Utah Summer Games
  50. War Memorial Fieldhouse (Old)

NEXT 50:

  1. Aquatic Center
  2. Ball Parks
  3. Bicentennial Park & Skate Park
  4. Bishop’s Storehouse & Cannery
  5. Canyon Park
  6. Cardon’s Shoes
  7. Cedar City Hospital (Valley View Medical Center)
  8. China Garden
  9. Coal Creek Trail
  10. CVHS Falcons Water Tank
  11. Dikes
  12. Francis Webster
  13. Gerald R. Sherratt
  14. Groovacious/Groovefest
  15. Hamilton Fort
  16. Hermie’s Depot
  17. Historic Downtown Movie Theatre
  18. Home Depot
  19. Hugh’s Cafe
  20. Institute of Religion
  21. Iron Mines
  22. Jeep Hill (“CV”)
  23. KB
  24. Kmart
  25. Lake at the Hills
  26. LDS Chapels
  27. Lunt Motor Co.
  28. Old Cedar Middle School
  29. Old Horse Racing Track (Walmart area)
  30. Old Hospital (Leavitt Group)
  31. Old Post Office (City Offices)
  32. Old Sorrell
  33. Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
  34. Piute Indian Tribe
  35. Quitchipa Lake
  36. Ron & Cris Bakery
  37. Safeway (Peterson Plumbing)
  38. Shirts Canyon
  39. Squaw’s Cave
  40. Three Peaks
  41. Veteran’s Memorial Park
  42. Walmart
  43. Wind
  44. Woods Ranch & Kids Pond

Real Estate Agencies

Real estate agencies in Cedar City that can help you buy or sell a home:

Allpro
Asset Management
Bristlecone
Cedar Mountain
Century 21 – 1st Choice
Century 21 – Prestige
Coldwell Banker – Advantage
Color Country
D & B
ERA
Exit Realty
Gateway
Great Western
High Country
Majestic Mountain
Mountain View
Prudential
Real Property Management
Red Creek
Remax
Scenic Country
Steve Corry Real Estate

Presidents of Southern Utah University (SUU)

Scott L. Wyatt
Scott L. Wyatt

List of presidents who served at Southern Utah University:

Scott L. Wyatt 2013 –
Michael T. Benson 2006 – 2013
Steven D. Bennion 1997 – 2006
Gerald R. Sherratt 1982 – 1997
Orville D. Carnahan 1978 – 1981
Royden C. Braithwaite 1955 – 1978
Daryl Chase 1951 – 1954
H. Wayne Driggs 1945 – 1951
Henry Oberhansley 1929 – 1945
J. Howard Maughan 1922 – 1929
Peter V. Cardon 1921 – 1922
Roy F. Homer 1913 – 1921
George W. Decker 1904 – 1913
Nathan T. Porter 1901 – 1904
J. Reuben Clark, Jr. 1900 – 1901
Milton Bennion 1897 – 1900