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Wells in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery

Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David P. Wright, September 25, 2017
1. Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery Marker
Inscription.  Oliver Cowdery, born here on 3 October 1806, was the principal scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon and was one of three special witnesses to its divinity. He assisted the prophet Joseph Smith in organizing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) on 6 April 1830 in Fayette, New York. Over the next few years, Cowdery served in the Church as Assistant President, newspaper editor, and historian. He helped compile revelations received by the Prophet and also participated in selecting the restored Church's first quorum of Apostles.

Estranged from the Church in 1838, Cowdery rejoined the Latter-day Saints a decade later. He died in Richmond, Missouri, on 3 March 1850, in full fellowship in the faith he had helped to establish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is October 3, 1806.
Location. 43° 25.885′ N, 73° 8.535′ W. Marker is in Wells, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Lamb Hill Road, half a mile east of Saw Mill Hill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wells VT 05774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Morgan House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wells World War II Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wells Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 3.7 miles away); Middletown Springs War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Clock (approx. 6.1 miles away in New York); Village of Granville (approx. 6.1 miles away in New York); Pawlet Veterans Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wells.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2017, by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 28, 2017, by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2023