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Brigham Young Birthplace

 
 
Brigham Young Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, November 15, 2012
1. Brigham Young Birthplace Marker
Inscription. The leader of the Mormon pioneers, Brigham Young, was born up the steep hill to the south on June 1, 1801. He eventually led his people from Illinois to Utah where he founded Salt Lake City in 1847 and 500 communities throughout the west. Young became the first territorial governor of Utah and the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
Erected 2000 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 42° 47.343′ N, 72° 53.04′ W. Marker is in Whitingham, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Vt. Route 100 (Vermont Route 100), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6677 Vt. Route 100, Whitingham VT 05361, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Mountain Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Veterans Monument (approx. 5.5 miles away); Crafts Inn (approx. 5.5 miles away); Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6
Brigham Young Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, November 15, 2012
2. Brigham Young Birthplace Marker
miles away); 7 West Main Street (approx. 5.6 miles away); Lyman House (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Norton House (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Brigham Young - Utah History to Go. (Submitted on November 22, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Marker for the actual birthplace of Brigham Young image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, November 15, 2012
3. Marker for the actual birthplace of Brigham Young
Birthplace of Brigham Young image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, November 15, 2012
4. Birthplace of Brigham Young
Brigham Young image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Brigham Young
This c. 1875 lithograph of Brigham Young by Hartwig Bornemann hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Brigham Young converted to Mormonism in 1832 and gradually rose in the leadership structure until he became the head of the Twelve Apostles under Joseph Smith. After Smith's murder by an anti­Mormon mob in 1844, Young assumed leadership of the larger portion of the church. In 1847 he led the Mormons from Nebraska to the Great Basin, where he founded Salt Lake City as the new church headquarters. He oversaw the migration of tens of thousands of Mormon converts to the West and the founding of hundreds of settlements. The Mormon majority elected Young as governor, but he was soon replaced by an appointed territorial governor. Political conflicts and challenges to the Mormons' separatist communal and theocratic venture led the United States to dispatch troops to Utah in 1857 and assert federal authority.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma..   3, 4. submitted on , by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma..   5. 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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