Church History Time Line

Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, (1997), xv–xvi


New York

 

Manchester

The First Vision

1820

 
 

Angel Moroni’s first visits to Joseph Smith

1823

 

South Bainbridge

Joseph Smith marries Emma Hale

1827

 

Hill Cumorah

Joseph obtains gold plates

 
 

Pennsylvania

 

1828

Joseph begins translating gold plates

116 manuscript pages lost

Harmony

 

1829

Aaronic Priesthood restored

Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery baptized

Melchizedek Priesthood restored

Joseph and Oliver move to Fayette

 

Fayette

Book of Mormon translation completed

Three Witnesses see the angel Moroni and the gold plates

Eight Witnesses see the gold plates

 

Palmyra

Book of Mormon published

1830

 

Fayette

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized

Saints commanded to go to Ohio

 
 

Ohio

 

1831

Joseph Smith meets Newel K. Whitney

Edward Partridge called as first bishop

Kirtland

Missouri

 

Independence

Saints settle in Jackson County

Jackson County dedicated to be Zion

 
 

1832

Vision of the Three Degrees of Glory

Joseph tarred and feathered

Hiram

 

1833

School of the Prophets organized

Word of Wisdom revealed

Kirtland Temple construction begins

Kirtland

 

Printing press destroyed

Saints driven from Jackson County

 
 

1834

Zion’s Camp organized

 
 

Zion’s Camp disbanded

 
 

1835

Quorum of the Twelve organized

Doctrine and Covenants published

First hymnbook published

 
 

1836

Kirtland Temple dedicated

Priesthood keys restored in Kirtland Temple

 
 

1837

First missionaries go to England

 

Far West

Joseph Smith moves to Far West

Saints settle in Far West

Location of Adam-ondi-Ahman revealed

Cornerstone laid for temple at Far West

David Patten killed

Extermination order

Haun’s Mill Massacre

1838

 

Liberty

Joseph in Liberty Jail

 
 

Saints leave Missouri and move to Quincy, Illinois

Joseph allowed to escape from Missouri

1839

 

Far West

Apostles leave for mission to British Isles

 

Illinois

 

Joseph and Saints move to Commerce (later named Nauvoo)

Nauvoo

 

1841

Nauvoo Temple construction begins

Temple baptismal font dedicated

 
 

1842

Wentworth Letter (Articles of Faith)

Joseph goes into hiding

 
 

1844

Joseph and Hyrum Smith put in Carthage Jail

Joseph and Hyrum Smith martyred

Carthage

 

Transformation of Brigham Young

Nauvoo

 

1845

Endowments first performed in Nauvoo Temple

 
 

1846

Saints begin exodus west

Final dedication of Nauvoo Temple

 

Iowa

 

Mount Pisgah

Mormon Battalion organized

 

Nebraska

 

Winter Quarters

Winter Quarters established

 
 

Brigham Young and first pioneer company leave for the Salt Lake Valley

1847

 

Utah

Iowa

 

First pioneer company enters Salt Lake Valley

Salt Lake Valley

Kanesville

Brigham Young sustained as prophet

 
 

1853

Salt Lake Temple construction begins

Salt Lake City

Iowa City

First handcart pioneers move west

1856

 
 

1893

Salt Lake Temple dedicated

 
 

1899

Lorenzo Snow receives revelation on tithing

St. George