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Near South Royalton in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Joseph Smith Monument

Mormon Prophet's Birthplace

 
 
Joseph Smith Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, 2007
1. Joseph Smith Monument Marker
Inscription. Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born near here on December 23, 1805. A visitor's center and a 38½ foot tall monument, considered the world's largest polished granite shaft, commemorates his life and is located at the birthplace 2½ miles up Dairy Hill Road. The site is open year round.
 
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 48.762′ N, 72° 30.362′ W. Marker is near South Royalton, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 14 (Vermont Route 14) and Dairy Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 14. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Royalton VT 05068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jessie LaFountain Bigwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Royalton Raid (approx. 2 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 5.2 miles away); Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead
Wide view of the Joseph Smith Monument marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
2. Wide view of the Joseph Smith Monument marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Strafford (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dorothy Thompson Memorial Common (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Royalton.
 
Regarding Joseph Smith Monument. Considered the world's tallest polished granite shaft, it marks the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Beautiful, manicured grounds surround the shaft, where picnicing or quiet comtemplation are possible. Free historic walks and tours. Spectacular Christmas lighting from Thanksgiving through New Years.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Joseph Smith Birthplace entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, 2007
3. Joseph Smith Birthplace entrance
Joseph Smith Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, 2007
4. Joseph Smith Birthplace Monument
Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Annual Christmas Light Display image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 24, 2013
5. Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Annual Christmas Light Display
 
 
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