Through Edgar CountyIn 1834, Joseph Smith, prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), together with about 200 LDS Volunteers from Kirtland, Ohio, marched to assist threatened church members in Jackson County, Missouri. Called "Zion's Camp," this armed group crossed the Wabash River into Edgar County on May 24, encamped near the river, and after observing the Sabbath passed through Paris on May 26, causing uneasiness among local residents who misunderstood their purpose. The trek of "Zion's Camp" provided Brigham Young and other LDS leaders with a model for organizing their later exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Utah in 1846.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and The Illinois State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 440246 N 4384866|
|Decimal Degrees||39.61146667, -87.69608333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.688', W 87° 41.765'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 41.28" N, 87° 41' 45.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113-153 N Central Ave, Paris IL 61944, US|
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