Church History Maps

2. Palmyra-Manchester, New York, 1820–31

  1. Joseph Smith Sr. Log Home The angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith in an upper room of this home on September 21–22, 1823 (see JS—H 1:29–47).
  2. Joseph Smith Sr. Farm This 100-acre (40-hectare) farm was developed by the Smith family from 1820 to 1829.
  3. Sacred Grove Joseph Smith Jr.’s First Vision occurred in a woodland on the Smith farm in the early spring of 1820 (see JS—H 1:11–20).
  4. Joseph Smith Sr. Frame Home This home was begun in 1822 by Alvin Smith and occupied by the Smith family from 1825 to 1829.
  5. Hill Cumorah Here the angel Moroni gave the Prophet Joseph Smith the gold plates on September 22, 1827 (see JS—H 1:50–54, 59).
  6. Martin Harris Farm This farm was mortgaged and part of its acreage sold to pay for the printing of the Book of Mormon.
  7. E. B. Grandin Print Shop 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were printed here 1829–30.
  8. Hathaway Brook In this brook, often called Crooked Creek by early residents, some early Church baptisms were performed.