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Kirtland in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mormon Community

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
1. Mormon Community Marker
Inscription.  Kirtland in the 1830s became an early gathering place and headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which had been organized under divine inspiration by Joseph Smith in western New York in 1830. Here the Mormons, as they are known outside the faith, created a religious community and introduced doctrinal concepts, organizational programs, and social practices that have been central to the religion ever since. The Kirtland Temple, dedicated in 1836, was the spiritual center of the faith. Internal dissension and external persecution arose largely from the distinctive features of the religion and weakened the Mormon community in Kirtland. In 1838, the majority of the Mormons here followed Smith westward to Missouri, Illinois, and eventually Utah.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
2. Mormon Community Marker
41° 37.704′ N, 81° 21.569′ W. Marker is in Kirtland, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is on Kirtland Chardon Road 0.1 miles south of Chillicothe Road (Ohio Route 615), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Willoughby OH 44094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kirtland Temple (approx. mile away); Front Porch Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Cora Gaines Carrel (approx. 2 miles away); Expanding the House (approx. 2 miles away); Campaign Office (approx. 2 miles away); Windmill (approx. 2 miles away); Carriage House (approx. 2 miles away); Four Institutions of Learning (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
3. Historic Kirtland Visitors Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints operates a museum-village here, open 9 to 9 Monday through Saturday and 1 to 9 on Sundays. The marker is at the entrance to the parking lot.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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