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Oakland in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Smith

 
 
Joseph Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 10, 2011
1. Joseph Smith Marker
Inscription. The founder of Mormonism lived in this vicinity about 1825-29. His infant son is buried in this cemetery. Much of the translation of the Golden Plates for the Book of Mormon was done at a house nearby.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 57.095′ N, 75° 38.353′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 171. Click for map. Exit just south of Great Bend, Pennsylvania on I-81. Go east about seven miles. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Go, and Be Baptized” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Susquehanna River (about 400 feet away); Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Starrucca Viaduct (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Smith (approx. 5.3 miles away); "Lokies" boost coal production ... (approx. 6 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 6.5 miles away); Windsor (approx. 8.6 miles away in New York). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Smith - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Entrance to the Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Entrance to the Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Church on the site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
3. Church on the site
Statues on the site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
4. Statues on the site
Joseph Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 10, 2011
5. Joseph Smith Marker
Joseph Smith image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
6. Joseph Smith
This 1971 portrait of Joseph Smith by Adrian Lamb, after an unknown artist, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“During the 1820s, the religious movement called the Second Great Awakening was particularly powerful in upstate New York, an area known as the ‘Burned Over District’ for the fierceness of its revivals. Amidst this fervid religiosity, young Joseph Smith in 1830 founded what came to be known officially as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or more informally as the Mormons, after a book he said he translated, the Book of Mormon. Smith urged his fol­lowers to gather into communities that by their size and cohesiveness threatened other citizens, which led to antagonism and ultimately forced evictions. In 1839 they settled in Commerce, Illinois, which they renamed Nauvoo. After five years, opposition to the Mormon presence, grew, as did challenges to Smith's leadership from political opponents and Mormon dissenters. After he closed down an opposition newspaper, he was put in prison, where he was attacked by a mob and murdered. ” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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