Kirtland, OH
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Time Period
1831  - 1838
Kirtland, Ohio was the destination city of the first Mormon migration. In 1830, Smith unveiled the idea of consolidating the entire Mormon community into one area, referring to it as “gathering.” He along with the Mormon community settled in Kirtland, Ohio in 1831. Here, the first Mormon temple was built and church membership continued to grow. This would be the first of many migrations, as the community often fled when they encountered persecution from civilians in the area. They would later migrate to Missouri (1838-1839), Illinois (1839-1844), and then Utah (1847).
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Religious Groups
Timeline Entries for the same religious group Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism)
Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism): Other ARDA Links

Smith, Joseph

Kirtland, Ohio- Internet Archive- from Early Days of Mormonism by J. H. Kennedy

Kirtland Temple- Library of Congress, HABS OHIO,43-KIRT,1--17

Map of Kirtland, Ohio- Internet Archive

Kirtland bank note- Internet Archive

Mormon migration- Hathi Trust
Book/Journal Source(s)
Queen, Edward, Stephen Prothero and Gardiner Shattuck, 1996. The Encyclopedia of American Religious History. New York: Facts on File.
Web Page Contributor
Benjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology

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