Manchester in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On 22 September 1823, Joseph Smith Jr, was harvesting wheat with his father and brothers when he was overcome by exhaustion from the visits of the angel Moroni the previous night in the log home. His father sent him home to rest. His mother explained that the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph again as he rested under an apple tree.
I started with the intention of going to the house; but, in attempting to cross the fence out of the field where we were, my strength entirely failed me, and I fell helpless on the ground....I looked up, and beheld the same messenger standing over my head....He then again related unto me all that he had related to me the previous night, and commanded me to go to my father and tell him of the vision and commandments which I had received. -Joseph Smith Jr.
Erected by Joseph Smith Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is September 22, 1823.
Location. 43° 2.301′ N, 77° 14.479′ W. Marker is in ManchesterTouch 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 distance of this marker. Cooper Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Threshing Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Frame Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sacred Grove (about 600 feet away); Creating a Farm (about 600 feet away); The Eight Witnesses (about 700 feet away); The Log Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.