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Port Byron in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brigham Young

 
 
Brigham Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, March 11, 2013
1. Brigham Young Marker
Inscription. The Mormon prophet lived in the house 100 yards east of here in 1831. He was baptized a Mormon in 1831 at Mendon, N.Y.
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 2.105′ N, 76° 37.408′ W. Marker is in Port Byron, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is at the intersection of Utica Street (New York State Route 31) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Utica Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Byron NY 13140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Byron (here, next to this marker); Village of Port Byron (approx. ¼ mile away); A Metaphor for Change (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tanner's Dry Dock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Wells (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conduit For Ideas (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Boom Years (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Erie Canal (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Byron.
 
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Port Byron and Brigham Young Markers in situ facing East image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, March 11, 2013
2. Port Byron and Brigham Young Markers in situ facing East
Brigham Young Marker as seen facing west image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, March 11, 2013
3. Brigham Young Marker as seen facing west
Brigham Young image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. 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
 
 
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