The Mormons in Quincy

The Mormons in Quincy (HM13WV)

Location: Quincy, IL 62301 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 55.92', W 91° 24.569'

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Mormons in Missouri were forced to flee their homes or face death because of an "extermination order" issued in 1838 by Governor Lillburn Boggs. Many of them crossed into Illinois at Quincy and were made welcome by the people here. In April 1839 they were joined by their leader Joseph Smith, who had been imprisoned on charges of treason since November 1838. Smith had long envisioned a great Mormon community. In May of 1839 he purchased land upriver from Quincy and set about building his city — Nauvoo. it became the center of Mormon life and by his death in 1844 was the largest city in Illinois.
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HM NumberHM13WV
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 635903 N 4421420
Decimal Degrees39.93200000, -91.40948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.92', W 91° 24.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 55.20" N, 91° 24' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Maine St, Quincy IL 62301, US
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