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Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hill Cumorah Monument

 
 
Hill Cumorah Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
1. Hill Cumorah Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument has been erected by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to commemorate the delivering of the Ancient American record known as the "Book of Mormon" to the prophet Joseph Smith on September 22, 1827.

The figure on top of the shaft represents Moroni, the heavenly messenger who visited Joseph Smith. He is shown as though calling the inhabitants of the Earth to hear and to heed the Gospel message and as holding in his left hand the plates from which the "Book of Mormon" was translated.

The west panel shows Moroni delivering the record to Joseph. The South panel depicts the Angel of the Lord showing the record to three witnesses. The last panel depicts Joseph showing. by permission, the record to eight other witnesses. The inscription on the North panel is taken from the last section of the record called the "Book of Moroni."

The shaft and theornamentations thereon symbolize the administrative pattern of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which was organized by revelation April 6, 1830, in harmony with that of the original Christian Church. The representation of lines of light flowing down the center symbolizes the president of the church. The pillars on each side, his two counselors. The design above the panel, with twelve conventional lights, represents the twelve apostles who are called

Hill Cumorah Monument Marker and Angel Moroni Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
2. Hill Cumorah Monument Marker and Angel Moroni Monument
to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ. A similar ornamentation on the corners symbolizes the seven presidents of seventies who are special ambassadors to preach the gospel message. The ornamentation on the corners below the panels represents the presiding bishopric who officiate in temporal things.

The monument was designed and modeled by Torleif S. Rhaphus, sculptor
 
Erected by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
 
Location. 43° 0.386′ N, 77° 13.456′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 21 0.7 miles north of Hosey Rd.. Click for map. The Angel Moroni Monument, to which this marker refers (see photos), can be seen from the road, but to see the marker or read any inscriptions it is necessary to go into the Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center. This is the site of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant which takes place in July every year. The show is free and pretty impressive. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This House (approx. 4 miles away); Palmyra War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Cumorah (approx. 4 miles away);

Angel Moroni Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
3. Angel Moroni Monument
Palmyra in History (approx. 4 miles away); Grandin Print Shop (approx. 4 miles away); Admiral William T. Sampson Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); World War I Mortar (approx. 4 miles away); First School House (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palmyra.
 
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Eight Witnesses Plaque at Monument Base image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
4. Eight Witnesses Plaque at Monument Base
Exhortation of Moroni Plaque at base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
5. Exhortation of Moroni Plaque at base of Monument
Joseph Receiving the Golden Plates Plaque from Monument Base image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
6. Joseph Receiving the Golden Plates Plaque from Monument Base
Three Witnesses Plaques from base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
7. Three Witnesses Plaques from base of Monument
Three Witnesses Text Plaque from base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
8. Three Witnesses Text Plaque from base of Monument
 
 
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