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Garway Hill is a pastoral site in southeastern Herefordshire County of England not far from the England-Wales border. The small village of the same name is the nucleus of approximately 150 families living in the area.

Garway Hill is a pastoral site in southeastern Herefordshire County of England not far from the England-Wales border. The small village of the same name is the nucleus of approximately 150 families living in the area.

In the 1840s, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought a number of the residents of this region into the church. One of those early converts was James Morgan, who, up to that point, had been associating with John Benbow and the United Brethren.

Another local convert, James Bevan, was later in the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion.

William Carter of nearby Ledbury plowed the first furrow in the dry Salt Lake Valley in July 1847.

By 1842, the Garway Conference reported 197 members.

Related information for students of Latter-day Saint history can be found in Joan and Brian Thomas, eds., "Garway Hill Through the Ages."