Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Eight Witnesses
In late 1829 Joseph Smith Jr. gathered a small group of his family and friends to a secluded spot in these woods and showed them the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated.
He allowed each of the eight participants to hold the ancient record, turn its pages, and examine its characters. They prepared a written testimony, which was published in the Book of Morman.
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearence of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearence of ancient work, and of curious workmanship. And this we bear record with words of soberness, and that the said Smith has shown unto us, for we have seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen. And we lie not, God bearing witness of it. Christian Whitmer, Jacob Whitmer, Peter Whitmer, Jun., John Whitmer, Hiram Page, Joseph Smith, Sen., Hyrum Smith, Samnuel H. Smith
Location. 43° 2.405′ N, 77° 14.526′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stafford Road and Temple Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Joseph Smith Farm. He was the founder of Mormanism. The GPS is approximate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 843 Stafford Road, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sacred Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating a Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Log Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fencing the Land (about 300 feet away); Apple Orchard (about 700 feet away); Smith Farm (about 700 feet away); Cooper Shop (about 700 feet away); Threshing Barn (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.