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Nauvoo in Hancock County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nauvoo Survey Stone

 
 
Nauvoo Survey Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2010
1. Nauvoo Survey Stone Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the original survey stone for Nauvoo, the "city beautiful," founded by church members in 1839 after they were forced to leave Missouri. All streets of the city were platted from this point. The two widest streets in Nauvoo at the time, Main Street and Water Street, intersect here. Main Street begins and ends at the Mississippi River due to the bend in the river at this location. One early plan for the city proposed a canal to be constructed down the center of Main Street to bypass the dangerous Des Moines rapids. Those working on the project soon hit bedrock and the project was abandoned.
 
Erected 2003 by Community of Christ.
 
Location. 40° 32.445′ N, 91° 23.504′ W. Marker is in Nauvoo, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nauvoo IL 62354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansion House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Bidamon Stable (within shouting distance of this marker);
Map of Early Nauvoo image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2010
2. Map of Early Nauvoo
Close-up of map on marker
Nauvoo House (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Brick Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nauvoo, Illinois (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Icarian Community in Nauvoo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Exodus to Greatness (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nauvoo.
 
Also see . . .  Nauvoo During the Mormon Period. A history of Nauvoo from 1839 to 1846 from the Stay in Nauvoo website. (Submitted on September 29, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Main Street - Water Street Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2010
3. Main Street - Water Street Intersection
Mansion House in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photograph with wide view of marker, and photograph of site of original survey stone. • Can you help?
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