The "Old Jail"

The "Old Jail" (HM1391)

Location: Carthage, IL 62321 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 24.975', W 91° 8.375'

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In the old Carthage jail which stands one block south of here, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Prophet and Patriarch of the Mormon Church were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844. Two years later the Mormons withdrew from Illinois, where they had settled in 1839, to the Great Salt Lake.
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HM NumberHM1391
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1935
Placed ByState of Illinois
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 657840 N 4475620
Decimal Degrees40.41625000, -91.13958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 24.975', W 91° 8.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 24' 58.50" N, 91° 8' 22.50" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-348 E Co Rd 1500, Carthage IL 62321, US
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