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Nauvoo Bell

 
 
Nauvoo Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
1. Nauvoo Bell Marker
Inscription.  The Nauvoo Bell originally hung in the temple that Church members built in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s. The Saints removed the bell in 1846 when they were forced to leave Illinois because of persecution. Following instructions from Brigham Young, the second company of pioneers carried the bell to the Salt Lake Valley. During their journey, they rang the bell to signal daybreak and departure and to warn that night sentries were on duty. The bell is now rung hourly as symbol of religious freedom and is heard on KSL Radio.

This monument honors the Relief Society, an organization founded on 17 March 1842 for women of the Church. The bell tower was built with donations from Relief Society members to mark the organization’s centennial.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 40° 46.204′ N, 111° 53.617′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake
Nauvoo Bell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
2. Nauvoo Bell Monument
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County. Marker can be reached from S Temple Street. Marker and referenced Nauvoo Bell Monument are located inside the Mormon Temple Square, near the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mormon Tabernacle (within shouting distance of this marker); Assembly Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Pioneer Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Lake Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Primary Children’s Hospital (about 600 feet away); Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian (about 600 feet away); Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother (about 700 feet away); In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Also see . . .  Nauvoo Temple. The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church's first temple was completed in Kirtland, Ohio, United States, in 1836. When the main body of the church was forced out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in the winter of 1846, the church attempted to sell the building, finally succeeding in 1848. The building was damaged by fire and a tornado before being demolished. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Nauvoo Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
3. Nauvoo Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 13, 2022