Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Sacred Grove
In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith entered this remnant of an ancient forest to kneel in prayer.
The vision he beheld of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ initiated the restoration to the earth of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did on reality speak to me....I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it. -Joseph Smith Jr.
Erected by Joseph Smith Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 43° 2.389′ N, 77° 14.525′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stafford Road and Temple Road. Marker is on the grounds of the Joseph Smith Farm, on a touring path in the woods behind the "Log House". He was the founder of Mormanism. GPS is approximate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 843 Stafford Road, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceThe Eight Witnesses (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 400 feet away); Apple Orchard (about 600 feet away); Smith Farm (about 600 feet away); Cooper Shop (about 600 feet away); Threshing Barn (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.