Church History Maps

The following maps can help you to better understand the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the scriptures revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith and his successors. By knowing the geography of the lands discussed in the scriptures, you can better understand scriptural events.

Overview and Key

The outlines on the map below indicate the focus of each of the numbered maps that follow. These maps are composed of large regions as well as narrowly focused geographical areas.

Following is a key to understanding the different symbols and typefaces used on the maps. In addition, individual maps may contain keys with explanations of additional symbols pertaining to that particular map.

An orange square represents a building, business, or other town feature.
A red dot represents a city or town.
Atlantic Ocean This typeface is used to label geographic places, such as lakes, rivers, mountains, wildernesses, and valleys.
Palmyra This typeface is used for cities and towns.
New York This typeface is used for smaller political divisions, such as regions and U.S. states and territories.
Canada This typeface is used for larger political divisions, such as nations, countries, and continents.