“Stakes in the Church,” Ensign, Sept. 1985, 78
The Church began this year with 1,507 stakes. The Iloilo Philippines Stake, organized from units of the Philippines Cebu Mission on January 20, became number 1,508, and the first created in 1985. By the end of the first quarter of the year, number 1,525 had been organized—the Snow College Utah Stake, on March 24. By the end of the second quarter of the year, number 1,543 had been organized, the Rochester New York Palmyra Stake, created June 30. From the beginning of 1985 until midyear, thirty-six new stakes had been created in the Church.